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Table 105

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

Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Assignment, 2011–2015

Circumstance Total 2-Officer
vehicle
1-Officer vehicle Foot patrol Other1 Off
duty
Alone Assisted Alone Assisted Alone Assisted
Number of victim officers Total 532 75 81 223 1 4 9 123 16
Disturbance call Total 126 17 16 77 0 2 1 8 5
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 79 11 7 49 0 2 1 4 5
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 47 6 9 28 0 0 0 4 0
Arrest situation Total 57 12 7 19 0 0 1 15 3
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 7 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 12 3 3 3 0 0 1 1 1
Drug-related matter 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Attempting other arrest 25 6 3 12 0 0 0 2 2
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 83 15 24 27 1 0 3 10 3
Ambush (entrapment/premeditation) Total 13 2 1 7 0 0 0 2 1
Unprovoked attack Total 14 1 6 5 0 1 0 1 0
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 44 4 6 16 0 1 2 13 2
Handling person with mental illness Total 47 5 4 33 0 0 0 5 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 54 15 16 18 0 0 1 3 1
Felony vehicle stop 12 1 1 8 0 0 0 2 0
Traffic violation stop 42 14 15 10 0 0 1 1 1
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 88 4 0 20 0 0 0 63 1
  • 1Includes detectives, officers on special assignments, undercover officers, and officers on other types of assignments not listed.
  • 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.