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Table 73

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted

Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Weapon and Percent Distribution,1 2012

Circumstance 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
Disturbance call 17,205 100.0 753 4.4 380 2.2 1,692 9.8 14,380 83.6
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 760 100.0 42 5.5 11 1.4 139 18.3 568 74.7
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 463 100.0 100 21.6 13 2.8 80 17.3 270 58.3
Attempting other arrest 8,057 100.0 207 2.6 109 1.4 843 10.5 6,898 85.6
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) 722 100.0 7 1.0 3 0.4 193 26.7 519 71.9
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner 7,173 100.0 64 0.9 35 0.5 605 8.4 6,469 90.2
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance 4,915 100.0 307 6.2 101 2.1 674 13.7 3,833 78.0
Ambush situation 267 100.0 104 39.0 12 4.5 48 18.0 103 38.6
Handling person with mental illness 1,353 100.0 80 5.9 82 6.1 163 12.0 1,028 76.0
Traffic pursuit/stop 4,450 100.0 280 6.3 34 0.8 1,548 34.8 2,588 58.2
All other 7,536 100.0 315 4.2 113 1.5 1,356 18.0 5,752 76.3
  • 1Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.