Table 30

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed
Region by Type of Weapon, 2000–2009
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 536 490 357 94 38 1 3 2 2 1 38 0
Northeast 48 46 34 8 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Midwest 96 89 70 12 7 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
South 264 238 164 49 24 1 1 0 0 1 24 0
West 105 95 70 22 3 0 0 2 1 0 7 0
Puerto Rico and other outlying areas 23 22 19 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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