Anyone have good stats on WHERE people get shot in police/civilian shootings?

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    Anyone have good stats on WHERE people get shot in police/civilian shootings?

    Discussion on another thread got me thinking about this, and I've been unable to find any good stats on where people are struck when engaged in civilian/police gunfights - that is, chest, abdomen, arms, hands, legs, etc.

    Maybe my google-fu is just weak today, but any help would be appreciated.
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    I used to have such a thing among my bookmarks as related to a study done by a hospital of LEO involved gun shot wounds and survivability in the US. It was a PDF.
    But it was from the 90s and the link is no longer in my browser, or I'm not finding it right now in looking.

    Stand by as tonight when I have more off-work free time I'll try to ressurect that link (might have it on backup disc from a few years back) or try to locate something new.

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    I wouldn't mind having this data either. It might be good to know. I'm not sure what I would do with it.
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    I realize the below link is not specifically what you are looking for, but I thought it somewhat related. It's a 10-year listing/study of what cartridges resulted in LEO deaths:

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    It is common to be hit in the hands/arms because that is where people usually focus. They look at the muzzel of the other guys gun and throw lead like crazy while backpeddling. This is what an untrained person frequently does in a gunfight. Strange thing is at very close range, it often works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    Discussion on another thread got me thinking about this, and I've been unable to find any good stats on where people are struck when engaged in civilian/police gunfights - that is, chest, abdomen, arms, hands, legs, etc.

    Maybe my google-fu is just weak today, but any help would be appreciated.
    NYPD SOP 9 reports and other reports from major police departments are a big source.

    The FBI's 5 year studies, as well as publications from the defensive systems unit are also a big part.

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