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Table 105

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

Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Assignment, 2012–2016

Circumstance Total 2-Officer
vehicle
1-Officer vehicle Foot patrol Other1 Off
duty
Alone Assisted Alone Assisted Alone Assisted
Number of victim officers Total 522 72 75 210 1 4 10 137 13
Disturbance call Total 119 16 16 75 0 1 0 7 4
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 69 10 7 43 0 1 0 4 4
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 50 6 9 32 0 0 0 3 0
Arrest situation Total 65 13 9 25 0 0 1 14 3
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 6 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 15 4 4 5 0 0 1 0 1
Drug-related matter 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Attempting other arrest 31 5 4 17 0 0 0 3 2
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 78 15 20 23 1 0 3 14 2
Ambush (entrapment/premeditation) Total 26 2 3 11 0 1 1 7 1
Unprovoked attack Total 15 2 6 4 0 1 2 0 0
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 34 4 6 10 0 1 0 11 2
Handling person with mental illness Total 39 3 2 29 0 0 0 5 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 47 15 12 16 0 0 1 3 0
Felony vehicle stop 14 1 1 10 0 0 0 2 0
Traffic violation stop 33 14 11 6 0 0 1 1 0
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 93 2 0 16 0 0 1 73 1
  • 1Includes detectives, officers on special assignments, undercover officers, and officers on other types of assignments not listed.
  • 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.