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Table 73

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted

Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Weapon and Percent Distribution,1 2010

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 53,469 100.0 1,831 3.4 884 1.7 6,990 13.1 43,764 81.8
Disturbance call 17,646 100.0 590 3.3 411 2.3 1,606 9.1 15,039 85.2
Burglary in progress/
pursuing burglary suspect
899 100.0 65 7.2 20 2.2 197 21.9 617 68.6
Robbery in progress/
pursuing robbery suspect
450 100.0 101 22.4 13 2.9 95 21.1 241 53.6
Attempting other arrest 7,881 100.0 216 2.7 82 1.0 819 10.4 6,764 85.8
Civil disorder (mass
disobedience, riot, etc.)
765 100.0 12 1.6 7 0.9 83 10.8 663 86.7
Handling, transporting,
custody of prisoner
6,910 100.0 23 0.3 40 0.6 528 7.6 6,319 91.4
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance 5,074 100.0 257 5.1 95 1.9 710 14.0 4,012 79.1
Ambush situation 248 100.0 53 21.4 10 4.0 58 23.4 127 51.2
Handling person with mental illness 1,043 100.0 26 2.5 76 7.3 159 15.2 782 75.0
Traffic pursuit/stop 4,752 100.0 208 4.4 35 0.7 1,592 33.5 2,917 61.4
All other 7,801 100.0 280 3.6 95 1.2 1,143 14.7 6,283 80.5
  • 1Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.