Table 30

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed
Region by Type of Weapon, 1999–2008
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 530 486 354 90 41 1 3 2 2 1 36 0
Northeast 46 44 36 4 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Midwest 97 90 71 11 8 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
South 263 239 162 49 27 1 1 0 0 1 22 0
West 103 93 68 23 2 0 0 2 1 0 7 0
Puerto Rico and Other Outlying Areas 21 20 17 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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