Table 27

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed
Type of Weapon, 2000–2009
Type of weapon Total 2000 20011 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Number of victim officers 536 51 70 56 52 57 55 48 58 41 48
Total firearms 490 47 61 51 45 54 50 46 56 35 45
Handgun 357 33 46 38 34 36 42 36 39 25 28
Rifle 94 10 11 10 10 13 3 8 8 6 15
Shotgun 38 4 4 3 1 5 5 2 8 4 2
Type of firearm not reported 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Knife or other cutting instrument 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Bomb 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Blunt instrument 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Personal weapons 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vehicle 38 3 7 4 6 2 5 2 2 4 3
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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