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Table 77

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted

Population Group by Type of Weapon and Percent Distribution,1 2016

Population group/agency type 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 57,180 100.0 2,377 4.2 1,096 1.9 9,122 16.0 44,585 78.0
Group I (cities 250,000 and over) 14,962 100.0 854 5.7 276 1.8 2,643 17.7 11,189 74.8
Group II (cities 100,000–249,999) 7,114 100.0 249 3.5 161 2.3 948 13.3 5,756 80.9
Group III (cities 50,000–99,999) 6,752 100.0 201 3.0 137 2.0 926 13.7 5,488 81.3
Group IV (cities 25,000–49,999) 5,327 100.0 168 3.2 109 2.0 991 18.6 4,059 76.2
Group V (cities 10,000–24,999) 4,305 100.0 94 2.2 84 2.0 690 16.0 3,437 79.8
Group VI (cities under 10,000) 4,205 100.0 125 3.0 87 2.1 592 14.1 3,401 80.9
Metropolitan counties 11,846 100.0 515 4.3 181 1.5 1,864 15.7 9,286 78.4
Nonmetropolitan counties 2,669 100.0 171 6.4 61 2.3 468 17.5 1,969 73.8
  • 1Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.