Number of justifiable homicides by law enforcement officers and private citizens in the United States from 2007 to 2017

Number of justifiable homicides in the U.S. 2007-2017 This graph displays the number of justifiable homicides by law enforcement officers and private citizens in the United States from 2007 to 2017. In 2017, private citizens committed 353 justifiable homicides in the United States. A justifiable homicide is defined as the killing of a felon, during the commission of a felony.
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Law enforcement officersPrivate citizens
2007398257
2008378265
2009414266
2010397285
2011404270
2012426315
2013471315
2014453286
2015459338
2016444337
2017429353
Law enforcement officersPrivate citizens
2007398257
2008378265
2009414266
2010397285
2011404270
2012426315
2013471315
2014453286
2015459338
2016444337
2017429353
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This graph displays the number of justifiable homicides by law enforcement officers and private citizens in the United States from 2007 to 2017. In 2017, private citizens committed 353 justifiable homicides in the United States. A justifiable homicide is defined as the killing of a felon, during the commission of a felony.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2007 to 2017
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A justifiable homicide is defined as the killing of a felon, during the commission of a felony.
Data for previous years can be found here.

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