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Table 106

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

Type of Weapon, 2011–2015

Type of weapon Total 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Number of victim officers 532 110 105 126 106 85
Total firearms 386 77 74 99 71 65
Handgun 283 55 59 74 54 41
Rifle 64 11 11 14 9 19
Shotgun 36 11 4 9 7 5
Type of firearm not reported 3 0 0 2 1 0
Knife or other cutting instrument 146 33 31 27 35 20
Number of victim officers who had prior knowledge that a weapon might be involved in the incident 246 50 45 65 44 42
  • 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.