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Table 96

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

Use of Weapon(s) During Incident by the Victim Officer, Assisting Officers, and Offenders, 2012–2016

Victim officer Total 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Number of victim officers Total 522 105 126 106 102 83
Average number of rounds fired by victim officers 3.6 3.1 3.6 2.8 3.4 5.2
Average number of rounds fired by assisting officer(s)1 11.7 11.7 10.9 7.0 16.0 13.3
Average number of rounds fired by offender(s) 5.3 5.9 4.5 3.3 5.3 8.3
Number of victim officers who fired own weapon Total 215 42 57 42 40 34
Average number of rounds fired by victim officers who fired own weapon 9.2 8.2 8.5 7.7 9.0 13.3
Average number of victim officer's rounds that struck offender(s) 2.2 2.2 2.7 2.6 1.7 1.5
Percent hit rate of victim officer's rounds striking offender(s) 22.1 27.4 26.4 24.9 21.4 11.9
Average number of rounds fired by assisting officer(s) 16.7 16.4 17.6 9.9 25.0 13.5
Average number of rounds fired by offender(s) 8.4 11.3 5.3 6.0 9.0 11.3
Number of victim officers who attempted to (but did not) use own weapon Total 80 15 18 12 17 18
Average number of rounds fired by assisting officer(s)1 13.6 19.6 6.9 12.9 13.9 16.8
Average number of rounds fired by offender(s) 8.3 12.1 5.5 3.7 6.4 11.9
Number of victim officers who did not use and did not attempt to use own weapon Total 210 45 46 49 41 29
Average number of rounds fired by assisting officer(s) 5.6 5.3 5.2 3.5 6.4 10.0
Average number of rounds fired by offender(s) 2.9 2.9 2.4 1.5 2.5 6.6
Number of victim officers who did not use own weapon, but attempt to use own weapon information was not reported Total 7 0 3 2 1 1
Average number of rounds fired by assisting officer(s)2 14.0 0.0 21.0 0.0
Average number of rounds fired by offender(s)2 10.3 0.0 15.5 0.0
Number of victim officers in which victim officer's use of weapon was not reported Total 10 3 2 1 3 1
  • 1To prevent skewing published statistics, data for one 2013 incident was excluded when calculating average number of rounds by assisting officer(s).
  • 2For 2014 and 2015, number of rounds data were not available for inclusion in these averages.
  • 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.
  • NOTE: When calculating the averages presented in this table, the FBI's Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted Program used all available data for each incident. For example, in a specific incident, if the number of rounds fired by the victim officer is known, but the number of rounds fired by the offender is not known, the known number was included in the calculation for the average number of rounds fired by victim officers.