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Table 114

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted and Injured with Firearms or Knives/Other Cutting Instruments

Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Weapon, 2010–2014

Circumstance Total Total
firearms
Handgun Rifle Shotgun Type of
firearm not
reported
Knife or
other cutting
instrument
Number of victim officers Total 533 385 284 60 38 3 148
Disturbance call Total 122 69 42 12 15 0 53
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 80 43 21 10 12 0 37
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 42 26 21 2 3 0 16
Arrest situation Total 76 58 50 5 2 1 18
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 14 13 12 0 0 1 1
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 20 19 15 3 1 0 1
Drug-related matter 9 7 5 2 0 0 2
Attempting other arrest 33 19 18 0 1 0 14
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 4 3 3 0 0 0 1
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 87 67 57 6 3 1 20
Ambush (entrapment/premeditation) Total 11 11 3 8 0 0 0
Unprovoked attack Total 15 12 7 4 1 0 3
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 41 30 19 7 3 1 11
Handling person with mental illness Total 42 13 7 4 2 0 29
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 59 51 46 3 2 0 8
Felony vehicle stop 17 16 13 3 0 0 1
Traffic violation stop 42 35 33 0 2 0 7
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 76 71 50 11 10 0 5
  • NOTE: Assault with injury data in this table reflects only a subset of those incidents reported to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program. For more information in reference to this data collection, see Detailed Assault Data.