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Table 29

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Region by Type of Weapon, 2012

Region Total Total
firearms
Handgun Rifle Shotgun Type of
firearm not
reported
Knife or
other cutting
instrument
Bomb Blunt
instrument
Personal
weapons
Vehicle Other
Number of victim officers 48 44 32 7 3 2 1 0 0 1 2 0
Northeast 6 6 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Midwest 6 6 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South 22 18 14 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0
West 8 8 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Puerto Rico and other outlying areas 6 6 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0