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Table 72

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted

Population Group by Type of Weapon and Percent Distribution,1 2012

Population group/agency type Total Percent
distribu-
tion
Firearm Knife or
other cutting
instrument
Other
dangerous
weapon
Personal
weapons
Total Percent
distribu-
tion
Total Percent
distribu-
tion
Total Percent
distribu-
tion
Total Percent
distribu-
tion
Number of victim officers 52,901 100.0 2,259 4.3 893 1.7 7,341 13.9 42,408 80.2
Group I (cities 250,000 and over) 13,244 100.0 839 6.3 246 1.9 1,879 14.2 10,280 77.6
Group II (cities 100,000–249,999) 7,565 100.0 245 3.2 98 1.3 982 13.0 6,240 82.5
Group III (cities 50,000–99,999) 5,781 100.0 181 3.1 100 1.7 722 12.5 4,778 82.7
Group IV (cities 25,000–49,999) 4,355 100.0 151 3.5 91 2.1 534 12.3 3,579 82.2
Group V (cities 10,000–24,999) 3,772 100.0 122 3.2 61 1.6 481 12.8 3,108 82.4
Group VI (cities under 10,000) 3,651 100.0 79 2.2 67 1.8 452 12.4 3,053 83.6
Metropolitan counties 12,652 100.0 538 4.3 183 1.4 1,940 15.3 9,991 79.0
Nonmetropolitan counties 1,881 100.0 104 5.5 47 2.5 351 18.7 1,379 73.3
  • 1Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.