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Table 24

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Region, 2005–2014

Circumstance Total Northeast Midwest South West Puerto Rico
and Other
Outlying Areas
Number of victim officers Total 505 58 88 228 109 22
Disturbance call Total 62 6 12 32 10 2
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 39 4 9 19 5 2
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 23 2 3 13 5 0
Arrest situation Total 95 15 16 37 18 9
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 9 1 2 4 1 1
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 39 11 8 11 5 4
Drug-related matter 8 0 0 4 1 3
Attempting other arrest 39 3 6 18 11 1
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 11 1 0 8 0 2
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 68 5 14 31 17 1
Ambush (entrapment/premeditation) Total 36 9 6 14 5 2
Unprovoked attack Total 57 6 12 24 15 0
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 25 1 5 8 6 5
Handling person with mental illness Total 9 1 2 3 3 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 93 9 12 47 24 1
Felony vehicle stop 33 3 4 21 5 0
Traffic violation stop 60 6 8 26 19 1
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 49 5 9 24 11 0