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Table 103

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted and Injured with Firearms or Knives/Other Cutting Instruments During Traffic Pursuits/Stops

Activity of Victim Officer by Location of Offender at Scene of Incident, 2012–2016

Activity of victim officer Total Driver Center
front
Right
front
Left
rear
Center
rear
Right
rear
Outside
vehicle
Multiple locations
due to
multiple offenders
Not reported
Number of victim officers assaulted and injured during traffic pursuits/stops 47 21 0 3 0 0 0 23 0 0
Approaching offender(s) 12 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Conducting roadblock 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Deploying stop sticks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engaging in foot pursuit 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
Engaging in vehicle pursuit 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exiting patrol unit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
In patrol unit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
Interviewing offender(s) at offender's vehicle 8 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
Interviewing offender(s) in patrol unit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Making arrest/handcuffing 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
Outside patrol unit 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
Outside offender's vehicle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Returning to patrol unit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Searching offender(s) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Searching offender's vehicle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not reported 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • NOTE: For 2012 through 2016, 42 of the 47 victim officers who were assaulted and injured during traffic pursuits/stops contacted radio dispatcher prior to the attack.
  • 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.