Table 22

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Geographic Region, 1998–2007
Circumstance Total Northeast Midwest South West Puerto Rico and
Other Outlying
Areas
Number of victim officers Total 549 46 98 271 108 26
Disturbance call Total 91 5 18 46 19 3
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 41 2 12 17 8 2
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 50 3 6 29 11 1
Arrest situation Total 127 13 17 62 23 12
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 11 1 0 8 0 2
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 39 8 4 12 8 7
Drug-related matter 27 1 4 15 5 2
Attempting other arrest 50 3 9 27 10 1
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 16 1 3 10 2 0
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 60 6 13 30 10 1
Ambush situation Total 110 11 20 55 15 9
Entrapment/premeditation 43 4 8 23 5 3
Unprovoked attack 67 7 12 32 10 6
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 7 1 2 1 2 1
Handling person with mental illness Total 12 0 3 7 2 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 103 8 19 50 26 0
Felony vehicle stop 38 3 7 20 8 0
Traffic violation stop 65 5 12 30 18 0
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 23 1 3 10 9 0

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