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Table 78

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted

Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Weapon and Percent Distribution,1 2016

Circumstance 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
Disturbance call 18,425 100.0 754 4.1 499 2.7 1,917 10.4 15,255 82.8
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 756 100.0 44 5.8 16 2.1 147 19.4 549 72.6
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 528 100.0 95 18.0 19 3.6 98 18.6 316 59.8
Attempting other arrest 8,939 100.0 285 3.2 152 1.7 1,109 12.4 7,393 82.7
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) 720 100.0 12 1.7 7 1.0 199 27.6 502 69.7
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner 7,177 100.0 16 0.2 24 0.3 847 11.8 6,290 87.6
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance 5,309 100.0 342 6.4 141 2.7 829 15.6 3,997 75.3
Ambush situation 270 100.0 103 38.1 3 1.1 51 18.9 113 41.9
Handling person with mental illness 1,961 100.0 95 4.8 84 4.3 200 10.2 1,582 80.7
Traffic pursuit/stop 4,587 100.0 287 6.3 39 0.9 1,716 37.4 2,545 55.5
All other 8,508 100.0 344 4.0 112 1.3 2,009 23.6 6,043 71.0
  • 1Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.