Table 22

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Region, 2000–2009
Circumstance Total Northeast Midwest South West Puerto Rico and
Other Outlying
Areas
Number of victim officers Total 536 48 96 264 105 23
Disturbance call Total 77 4 17 38 15 3
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 35 1 12 14 6 2
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 42 3 5 24 9 1
Arrest situation Total 121 11 16 67 18 9
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 14 1 0 10 1 2
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 38 8 4 15 6 5
Drug-related matter 19 0 1 15 2 1
Attempting other arrest 50 2 11 27 9 1
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 13 1 3 6 1 2
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 59 6 12 29 11 1
Ambush situation Total 115 15 23 54 16 7
Entrapment/premeditation 42 7 9 19 4 3
Unprovoked attack 73 8 14 35 12 4
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 9 1 2 1 4 1
Handling person with mental illness Total 12 0 3 7 2 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 101 8 16 51 26 0
Felony vehicle stop 36 4 6 19 7 0
Traffic violation stop 65 4 10 32 19 0
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 29 2 4 11 12 0

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