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Table 30

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Region by Type of Weapon, 2001–2010

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 541 498 362 99 36 1 2 2 2 1 36 0
Northeast 51 49 36 9 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Midwest 93 87 69 12 6 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
South 254 230 163 44 22 1 0 0 0 1 23 0
West 119 109 74 31 4 0 0 2 1 0 7 0
Puerto Rico and other outlying areas 24 23 20 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
  • NOTE: The deaths of the 72 law enforcement officers that resulted from the events of September 11, 2001, are not included in this table.