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Table 22

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Region, 2004–2013

Circumstance Total Northeast Midwest South West Puerto Rico
and Other
Outlying Areas
Number of victim officers Total 511 58 90 238 104 21
Disturbance call Total 58 8 10 31 7 2
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 29 3 8 12 4 2
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 29 5 2 19 3 0
Arrest situation Total 120 18 20 54 19 9
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 11 1 2 6 1 1
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 46 12 8 15 5 6
Drug-related matter 7 0 0 4 1 2
Attempting other arrest 56 5 10 29 12 0
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 12 1 1 8 0 2
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 62 4 14 28 14 2
Ambush situation Total 111 13 21 52 23 2
Entrapment/premeditation 36 5 7 16 6 2
Unprovoked attack 75 8 14 36 17 0
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 14 1 3 3 4 3
Handling person with mental illness Total 6 0 2 2 2 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 84 8 11 42 22 1
Felony vehicle stop 30 3 4 18 5 0
Traffic violation stop 54 5 7 24 17 1
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 44 5 8 18 13 0