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Table 73

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted

Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Weapon and Percent Distribution,1 2013

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 49,851 100.0 2,266 4.5 881 1.8 6,919 13.9 39,785 79.8
Disturbance call 15,531 100.0 842 5.4 377 2.4 1,418 9.1 12,894 83.0
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 791 100.0 64 8.1 19 2.4 180 22.8 528 66.8
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 445 100.0 80 18.0 6 1.3 101 22.7 258 58.0
Attempting other arrest 8,107 100.0 244 3.0 119 1.5 886 10.9 6,858 84.6
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) 506 100.0 15 3.0 5 1.0 76 15.0 410 81.0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner 6,397 100.0 27 0.4 29 0.5 607 9.5 5,734 89.6
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance 4,691 100.0 270 5.8 123 2.6 699 14.9 3,599 76.7
Ambush situation 234 100.0 67 28.6 9 3.8 42 17.9 116 49.6
Handling person with mental illness 1,319 100.0 69 5.2 62 4.7 133 10.1 1,055 80.0
Traffic pursuit/stop 4,335 100.0 248 5.7 20 0.5 1,507 34.8 2,560 59.1
All other 7,495 100.0 340 4.5 112 1.5 1,270 16.9 5,773 77.0
  • 1Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.