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Table 78

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted

Population Group by Type of Weapon and Percent Distribution,1 2014

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 48,315 100.0 1,950 4.0 951 2.0 6,803 14.1 38,611 79.9
Group I (cities 250,000 and over) 13,414 100.0 751 5.6 331 2.5 1,798 13.4 10,534 78.5
Group II (cities 100,000–249,999) 5,820 100.0 205 3.5 87 1.5 733 12.6 4,795 82.4
Group III (cities 50,000–99,999) 5,253 100.0 163 3.1 94 1.8 661 12.6 4,335 82.5
Group IV (cities 25,000–49,999) 3,628 100.0 90 2.5 69 1.9 423 11.7 3,046 84.0
Group V (cities 10,000–24,999) 3,347 100.0 72 2.2 75 2.2 428 12.8 2,772 82.8
Group VI (cities under 10,000) 3,481 100.0 92 2.6 63 1.8 434 12.5 2,892 83.1
Metropolitan counties 11,443 100.0 434 3.8 199 1.7 1,955 17.1 8,855 77.4
Nonmetropolitan counties 1,929 100.0 143 7.4 33 1.7 371 19.2 1,382 71.6
  • 1Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.