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Table 106

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

Type of Weapon, 2012–2016

Type of weapon Total 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Number of victim officers 522 105 126 106 102 83
Total firearms 393 74 99 71 76 73
Handgun 278 59 74 54 50 41
Rifle 80 11 14 9 20 26
Shotgun 31 4 9 7 6 5
Type of firearm not reported 4 0 2 1 0 1
Knife or other cutting instrument 129 31 27 35 26 10
Number of victim officers who had prior knowledge that a weapon might be involved in the incident 241 45 65 44 48 39
  • 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.