Table 30

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed
Geographic Region by Type of Weapon, 1998–2007
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 549 508 368 101 38 1 4 1 2 1 33 0
Northeast 46 44 37 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Midwest 98 90 67 15 8 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
South 271 249 170 54 24 1 1 1 0 1 19 0
West 108 100 73 25 2 0 1 0 1 0 6 0
Puerto Rico and Other Outlying Areas 26 25 21 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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