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Table 65

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Time of Day of Incident, Percent Distribution, 1995-2004

Time /
Percent distribution1

Total 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Total
566,523 57,762 46,608 52,149 60,673 55,971 58,398 57,463 59,526 58,600 59,373
Percent distribution1
100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
A.M.
                     
12:01 - 2
86,152 9,008 7,251 7,971 8,986 8,426 8,960 8,924 8,815 8,924 8,887
Percent distribution
15.2 15.6 15.6 15.3 14.8 15.1 15.3 15.5 14.8 15.2 15.0
2:01 - 4
55,086 5,672 4,582 5,013 5,858 5,371 5,708 5,771 5,753 5,604 5,754
Percent distribution
9.7 9.8 9.8 9.6 9.7 9.6 9.8 10.0 9.7 9.6 9.7
4:01 - 6
21,349 2,194 1,750 1,894 2,240 2,020 2,254 2,224 2,314 2,288 2,171
Percent distribution
3.8 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.7
6:01 - 8
13,799 1,241 915 1,072 1,505 1,331 1,427 1,514 1,608 1,569 1,617
Percent distribution
2.4 2.1 2.0 2.1 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.7
8:01 - 10
21,886 1,899 1,601 1,846 2,355 2,060 2,311 2,304 2,496 2,434 2,580
Percent distribution
3.9 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.9 3.7 4.0 4.0 4.2 4.2 4.3
10:01 - Noon
28,143 2,682 2,008 2,333 3,021 2,675 2,920 2,905 3,167 3,199 3,233
Percent distribution
5.0 4.6 4.3 4.5 5.0 4.8 5.0 5.1 5.3 5.5 5.4
P.M.
                     
12:01 - 2
32,441 3,127 2,546 2,772 3,246 3,006 3,641 3,349 3,586 3,567 3,601
Percent distribution
5.7 5.4 5.5 5.3 5.3 5.4 6.2 5.8 6.0 6.1 6.1
2:01 - 4
40,421 3,868 3,281 3,659 4,225 4,053 3,929 4,168 4,389 4,368 4,481
Percent distribution
7.1 6.7 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.2 6.7 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.5
4:01 - 6
50,767 5,097 4,143 4,719 5,505 5,152 5,298 5,039 5,332 5,197 5,285
Percent distribution
9.0 8.8 8.9 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.1 8.8 9.0 8.9 8.9
6:01 - 8
60,512 6,139 5,082 5,727 6,553 6,012 6,198 6,087 6,278 6,408 6,028
Percent distribution
10.7 10.6 10.9 11.0 10.8 10.7 10.6 10.6 10.5 10.9 10.2
8:01 - 10
74,822 7,780 6,319 7,108 8,125 7,697 7,675 7,577 7,609 7,397 7,535
Percent distribution
13.2 13.5 13.6 13.6 13.4 13.8 13.1 13.2 12.8 12.6 12.7
10:01 - Midnight
81,145 9,055 7,130 8,035 9,054 8,168 8,077 7,601 8,179 7,645 8,201
Percent distribution
14.3 15.7 15.3 15.4 14.9 14.6 13.8 13.2 13.7 13.0 13.8

1Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.

NOTE: Assault figures published in prior years' editions of Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted have been updated in this table.