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Table 30

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Region by Type of Weapon, 2003–2012

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 535 493 360 92 38 3 3 2 1 3 33 0
Northeast 59 57 40 10 6 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
Midwest 94 88 70 10 8 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
South 251 225 161 43 20 1 2 0 0 2 22 0
West 110 102 70 28 4 0 0 2 1 0 5 0
Puerto Rico and other outlying areas 21 21 19 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0