Table 78

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted
Region, Geographic Division, and State by Type of Weapon, 2008
Area Total Firearm Knife or
other cutting
instrument
Bomb Blunt
instrument
Personal
weapons
Vehicle Other
Number of victim officers 1,347 71 11 0 11 400 85 769
NORTHEAST 26 3 0 0 0 18 3 2
New England 10 2 0 0 0 4 2 2
Connecticut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Massachusetts 8 2 0 0 0 4 1 1
New Hampshire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vermont 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Middle Atlantic 16 1 0 0 0 14 1 0
New Jersey 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
New York 9 0 0 0 0 8 1 0
Pennsylvania 5 1 0 0 0 4 0 0
MIDWEST 65 3 0 0 3 47 5 7
East North Central 23 2 0 0 0 12 2 7
Illinois 6 0 0 0 0 4 1 1
Indiana 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Michigan 9 0 0 0 0 6 1 2
Ohio 6 2 0 0 0 2 0 2
Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
West North Central 42 1 0 0 3 35 3 0
Iowa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kansas 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Minnesota 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Missouri 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 0
Nebraska 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
North Dakota 19 0 0 0 0 19 0 0
South Dakota 12 1 0 0 1 8 2 0
SOUTH 387 40 3 0 4 156 26 158
South Atlantic 90 2 3 0 3 70 10 2
Delaware 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
District of Columbia 56 0 2 0 1 47 4 2
Florida 15 0 0 0 0 15 0 0
Georgia 5 1 0 0 0 0 4 0
Maryland 6 0 0 0 2 4 0 0
North Carolina 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
South Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Virginia 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
West Virginia 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
East South Central 5 2 0 0 0 3 0 0
Alabama 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Kentucky 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mississippi 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Tennessee 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
West South Central 292 36 0 0 1 83 16 156
Arkansas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Louisiana 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Oklahoma 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Texas 289 36 0 0 1 81 15 156
WEST 850 24 8 0 2 164 51 601
Mountain 423 15 8 0 1 121 26 252
Arizona 341 15 1 0 0 50 25 250
Colorado 12 0 6 0 1 5 0 0
Idaho 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Montana 56 0 0 0 0 56 0 0
Nevada 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0
New Mexico 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
Utah 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Wyoming 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
Pacific 427 9 0 0 1 43 25 349
Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
California 420 8 0 0 1 39 24 348
Hawaii 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Oregon 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Washington 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
PUERTO RICO AND OTHER OUTLYING AREAS 18 1 0 0 2 14 0 1
American Samoa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Guam 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mariana Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Puerto Rico 15 1 0 0 0 13 0 1
U.S. Virgin Islands 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
FOREIGN 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Ecuador 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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