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Table 71

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted

Population Group, 2016

Population group Total Rate per
100
officers
Assaults
with
injury
Rate per
100
officers
Number of
reporting
agencies
Population
covered
Number of
officers
employed
Number of victim officers 57,180 9.8 16,535 2.8 12,421 268,157,300 586,446
Group I (cities 250,000 and over) 14,962 10.9 3,906 2.8 75 54,594,496 137,084
Group II (cities 100,000–249,999) 7,114 15.2 2,218 4.8 203 30,217,079 46,691
Group III (cities 50,000–99,999) 6,752 14.8 2,115 4.6 446 31,061,015 45,618
Group IV (cities 25,000–49,999) 5,327 12.6 1,597 3.8 750 26,186,394 42,254
Group V (cities 10,000–24,999) 4,305 10.0 1,208 2.8 1,498 23,893,239 43,186
Group VI (cities under 10,000)1 4,205 6.0 1,304 1.8 6,068 19,068,388 70,544
Metropolitan counties1 11,846 7.7 3,378 2.2 1,444 62,288,979 153,998
Nonmetropolitan counties1 2,669 5.7 809 1.7 1,937 20,847,710 47,071
  • 1Includes universities and colleges, state police agencies, and/or other agencies to which no population is attributed.