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Table 78

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted

Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Weapon and Percent Distribution,1 2015

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 50,212 100.0 2,018 4.0 917 1.8 7,597 15.1 39,680 79.0
Disturbance call 16,256 100.0 657 4.0 386 2.4 1,758 10.8 13,455 82.8
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 840 100.0 63 7.5 25 3.0 198 23.6 554 66.0
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 398 100.0 48 12.1 12 3.0 64 16.1 274 68.8
Attempting other arrest 7,820 100.0 226 2.9 99 1.3 944 12.1 6,551 83.8
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) 677 100.0 12 1.8 7 1.0 198 29.2 460 67.9
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner 6,143 100.0 17 0.3 19 0.3 647 10.5 5,460 88.9
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance 4,647 100.0 229 4.9 113 2.4 681 14.7 3,624 78.0
Ambush situation 240 100.0 86 12.0 1 0.4 61 25.4 92 38.3
Handling person with mental illness 1,710 100.0 69 4.0 101 5.9 203 11.9 1,337 78.2
Traffic pursuit/stop 3,972 100.0 247 6.2 31 0.8 1,474 37.1 2,220 55.9
All other 7,509 100.0 364 4.8 123 1.6 1,369 18.2 5,653 75.3
  • 1Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.