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Table 22

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Region, 2003–2012

Circumstance Total Northeast Midwest South West Puerto Rico
and Other
Outlying Areas
Number of victim officers Total 535 59 94 251 110 21
Disturbance call Total 64 7 14 31 10 2
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 31 2 11 12 4 2
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 33 5 3 19 6 0
Arrest situation Total 124 18 19 61 17 9
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 12 1 2 7 1 1
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 44 12 7 14 5 6
Drug-related matter 8 0 0 5 1 2
Attempting other arrest 60 5 10 35 10 0
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 14 1 1 10 0 2
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 60 4 13 27 14 2
Ambush situation Total 115 14 23 54 22 2
Entrapment/premeditation 41 7 8 18 6 2
Unprovoked attack 74 7 15 36 16 0
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 13 1 3 1 5 3
Handling person with mental illness Total 6 0 2 2 2 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 96 9 11 48 27 1
Felony vehicle stop 34 3 4 21 6 0
Traffic violation stop 62 6 7 27 21 1
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 43 5 8 17 13 0