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Table 23

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Region, 1995-2004
Circumstance
Total Northeast Midwest South West U.S. Territories
Total
594 53 107 278 121 35
Disturbance calls
96 4 19 47 24 2
Bar fights, person with firearm, etc.
36 1 11 16 7 1
Family quarrels
60 3 8 31 17 1
Arrest situations
157 18 23 74 24 18
Burglaries in progress/pursuing burglary suspects
21 2 3 11 3 2
Robberies in progress/pursuing robbery suspects
52 9 5 17 8 13
Drug-related matters
31 2 4 18 6 1
Attempting other arrests
53 5 11 28 7 2
Civil disorders (mass disobedience, riot, etc.)
0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoners
21 0 4 13 3 1
Investigating suspicious persons/circumstances
79 11 18 28 20 2
Ambush situations
105 10 14 58 14 9
Entrapment/premeditation
41 4 5 25 5 2
Unprovoked attacks
64 6 9 33 9 7
Investigative activities (surveillance, searches, interviews, etc.)
11 2 2 4 2 1
Handling mentally deranged persons
12 1 2 8 1 0
Traffic pursuits/stops
96 5 23 42 24 2
Felony vehicle stops
40 1 10 18 9 2
Traffic violation stops
56 4 13 24 15 0
Tactical situations (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.)
17 2 2 4 9 0
NOTE: The 72 deaths that resulted from the events of September 11, 2001, are not included in this table.