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Table 72

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted

Population Group by Type of Weapon and Percent Distribution,1 2010

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 53,469 100.0 1,831 3.4 884 1.7 6,990 13.1 43,764 81.8
Group I (cities 250,000 and over) 15,650 100.0 705 4.5 270 1.7 2,109 13.5 12,566 80.3
Group II (cities 100,000–249,999) 7,107 100.0 182 2.6 120 1.7 816 11.5 5,989 84.3
Group III (cities 50,000–99,999) 5,612 100.0 163 2.9 80 1.4 717 12.8 4,652 82.9
Group IV (cities 25,000–49,999) 4,041 100.0 91 2.3 64 1.6 476 11.8 3,410 84.4
Group V (cities 10,000–24,999) 3,843 100.0 70 1.8 65 1.7 427 11.1 3,281 85.4
Group VI (cities under 10,000) 3,561 100.0 78 2.2 73 2.0 458 12.9 2,952 82.9
Metropolitan counties 11,641 100.0 399 3.4 154 1.3 1,692 14.5 9,396 80.7
Nonmetropolitan counties 2,014 100.0 143 7.1 58 2.9 295 14.6 1,518 75.4
  • 1Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.