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Table 66

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted

Population Group, 2012

Population group Total Rate per
100
officers
Assaults
with
injury
Rate per
100
officers
Number of
reporting
agencies
Population
covered
Number of
officers
employed
Number of victim officers 52,901 10.2 14,678 2.8 11,759 247,772,900 520,047
Group I (cities 250,000 and over) 13,244 15.0 3,192 3.6 65 40,707,732 88,543
Group II (cities 100,000–249,999) 7,565 16.8 2,316 5.1 189 28,123,711 45,059
Group III (cities 50,000–99,999) 5,781 13.7 1,737 4.1 409 28,361,086 42,151
Group IV (cities 25,000–49,999) 4,355 11.1 1,240 3.2 686 23,783,896 39,153
Group V (cities 10,000–24,999) 3,772 9.0 1,120 2.7 1,446 22,938,387 42,033
Group VI (cities under 10,000)1 3,651 5.5 1,219 1.8 5,942 19,012,943 66,750
Metropolitan counties1 12,652 8.0 3,281 2.1 1,267 64,483,532 158,276
Nonmetropolitan counties1 1,881 4.9 573 1.5 1,755 20,361,613 38,082
  • 1Includes universities and colleges, state police agencies, and/or other agencies to which no population is attributed.