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Table 71

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted

Population Group, 2015

Population group Total Rate per
100
officers
Assaults
with
injury
Rate per
100
officers
Number of
reporting
agencies
Population
covered
Number of
officers
employed
Number of victim officers 50,212 9.9 14,281 2.8 11,961 241,382,351 507,852
Group I (cities 250,000 and over) 12,799 13.9 3,231 3.5 67 41,818,592 92,290
Group II (cities 100,000–249,999) 6,496 15.4 1,918 4.5 180 26,746,492 42,280
Group III (cities 50,000–99,999) 6,100 14.6 1,921 4.6 419 29,180,916 41,828
Group IV (cities 25,000–49,999) 4,122 10.9 1,283 3.4 685 23,638,790 37,913
Group V (cities 10,000–24,999) 3,784 9.1 1,117 2.7 1,445 23,069,940 41,368
Group VI (cities under 10,000)1 3,865 5.8 1,194 1.8 5,891 18,516,489 66,293
Metropolitan counties1 11,102 7.6 3,061 2.1 1,370 58,404,530 146,188
Nonmetropolitan counties1 1,944 4.9 556 1.4 1,904 20,006,602 39,692
  • 1Includes universities and colleges, state police agencies, and/or other agencies to which no population is attributed.