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Table 21

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Region, 2011

Circumstance Total Northeast Midwest South West Puerto Rico
and Other
Outlying Areas
Number of victim officers Total 72 10 21 29 10 2
Disturbance call Total 7 2 3 1 0 1
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 5 1 2 1 0 1
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 2 1 1 0 0 0
Arrest situation Total 23 4 5 9 4 1
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 5 2 1 1 0 1
Drug-related matter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Attempting other arrest 18 2 4 8 4 0
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 1 0 0 1 0 0
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 5 0 2 3 0 0
Ambush situation Total 15 1 2 8 4 0
Entrapment/premeditation 2 0 0 1 1 0
Unprovoked attack 13 1 2 7 3 0
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 1 0 1 0 0 0
Handling person with mental illness Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 11 1 5 3 2 0
Felony vehicle stop 6 0 3 3 0 0
Traffic violation stop 5 1 2 0 2 0
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 9 2 3 4 0 0