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Table 79

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted

Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Weapon and Percent Distribution,1 2014

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 48,315 100.0 1,950 4.0 951 2.0 6,803 14.1 38,611 79.9
Disturbance call 14,901 100.0 574 3.9 404 2.7 1,444 9.7 12,479 83.7
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 697 100.0 40 5.7 22 3.2 117 16.8 518 74.3
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 419 100.0 78 18.6 30 7.2 73 17.4 238 56.8
Attempting other arrest 7,343 100.0 228 3.1 106 1.4 773 10.5 6,236 84.9
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) 713 100.0 25 3.5 9 1.3 190 26.6 489 68.6
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner 6,303 100.0 20 0.3 31 0.5 673 10.7 5,579 88.5
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance 4,486 100.0 270 6.0 92 2.1 627 14.0 3,497 78.0
Ambush situation 167 100.0 44 26.3 4 2.4 21 12.6 98 58.7
Handling person with mental illness 1,499 100.0 92 6.1 85 5.7 172 11.5 1,150 76.7
Traffic pursuit/stop 4,022 100.0 270 6.7 34 0.8 1,333 33.1 2,385 59.3
All other 7,765 100.0 309 4.0 134 1.7 1,380 17.8 5,942 76.5
  • 1Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.