Table 21

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Region, 2006

Circumstance   Total Northeast Midwest South West Puerto Rico and Other Outlying Areas
Number of victim officers Total 48 7 6 22 11 2
Disturbance calls Total 8 1 1 2 3 1
Bar fights, person with firearm, etc. 6 1 1 1 2 1
Family quarrels 2 0 0 1 1 0
Arrest situations Total 12 3 2 3 3 1
Burglaries in progress/pursuing burglary suspects 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robberies in progress/pursuing robbery suspects 6 3 1 0 1 1
Drug-related matters 2 0 0 2 0 0
Attempting other arrests 4 0 1 1 2 0
Civil disorders (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoners Total 1 0 0 1 0 0
Investigating suspicious persons/circumstances Total 6 2 0 4 0 0
Ambush situations Total 10 1 2 6 1 0
Entrapment/premeditation 1 0 1 0 0 0
Unprovoked attacks 9 1 1 6 1 0
Investigative activities (surveillance, searches, interviews, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling persons with mental illness Total 1 0 1 0 0 0
Traffic pursuits/stops Total 8 0 0 4 4 0
Felony vehicle stops 0 0 0 0 0 0
Traffic violation stops 8 0 0 4 4 0
Tactical situations (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 2 0 0 2 0 0

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