Table 30

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed
Region by Type of Weapon, 1997-2006

Region Total Total firearms Handgun Rifle Shotgun Knife or other cutting instrument Bomb Blunt instrument Personal weapons Vehicle Other
Number of victim officers 562 521 380 105 36 5 1 2 2 31 0
Northeast 47 46 36 5 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
Midwest 100 91 71 14 6 3 0 0 0 6 0
South 272 250 174 54 22 1 1 0 1 19 0
West 113 105 74 28 3 1 0 1 1 5 0
Puerto Rico and Other Outlying Areas 30 29 25 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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