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Table 77

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted

Population Group by Type of Weapon and Percent Distribution,1 2015

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 50,212 100.0 2,018 4.0 917 1.8 7,597 15.1 39,680 79.0
Group I (cities 250,000 and over) 12,799 100.0 762 6.0 251 2.0 1,982 15.5 9,804 76.6
Group II (cities 100,000–249,999) 6,496 100.0 194 3.0 120 1.8 933 14.4 5,249 80.8
Group III (cities 50,000–99,999) 6,100 100.0 139 2.3 102 1.7 899 14.7 4,960 81.3
Group IV (cities 25,000–49,999) 4,122 100.0 89 2.2 73 1.8 607 14.7 3,353 81.3
Group V (cities 10,000–24,999) 3,784 100.0 119 3.1 73 1.9 512 13.5 3,080 81.4
Group VI (cities under 10,000) 3,865 100.0 116 3.0 71 1.8 480 12.4 3,198 82.7
Metropolitan counties 11,102 100.0 469 4.2 180 1.6 1,816 16.4 8,637 77.8
Nonmetropolitan counties 1,944 100.0 130 6.7 47 2.4 368 18.9 1,399 72.0
  • 1Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.