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Table 66

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Circumstance at Scene of Incident and Percent Cleared1 by Population Group, 2004
Circumstance
Total Group I Group II Group III Group IV Group V Group VI Metropolitan counties Nonmetropolitan counties
Total
59,373 15,617 6,505 6,159 4,865 4,471 4,783 14,317 2,656
Percent cleared
87.5 90.2 86.9 87.5 85.8 84.1 87.4 87.1 83.7
Disturbance calls (family quarrels, bar fights, person with firearm, etc.)
18,234 4,932 2,227 2,073 1,609 1,628 1,497 3,537 731
Percent cleared
89.0 91.4 87.2 88.7 85.8 85.0 88.6 91.0 87.4
Burglaries in progress/pursuing burglary suspects
850 261 118 90 78 56 49 177 21
Percent cleared
86.8 83.1 89.0 93.3 79.5 80.4 87.8 92.1 90.5
Robberies in progress/pursuing robbery suspects
544 223 60 54 45 34 22 92 14
Percent cleared
87.3 86.1 81.7 87.0 86.7 97.1 95.5 91.3 71.4
Attempting other arrests
9,674 2,348 1,150 1,165 986 859 831 1,901 434
Percent cleared
88.8 92.9 88.1 87.2 87.7 81.3 88.3 90.1 85.3
Civil disorders (mass disobedience, riot, etc.)
734 175 100 100 68 58 67 140 26
Percent cleared
86.9 85.7 89.0 84.0 91.2 91.4 83.6 85.7 92.3
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoners
7,748 1,777 589 532 534 510 563 2,823 420
Percent cleared
87.8 95.3 88.8 88.5 84.6 84.7 91.3 84.4 79.3
Investigating suspicious persons/circumstances
5,532 1,936 652 684 453 363 408 882 154
Percent cleared
86.7 87.0 84.8 86.7 83.9 84.8 89.5 88.7 84.4
Ambush situations
189 63 17 12 7 15 22 44 9
Percent cleared
66.7 74.6 64.7 75.0 71.4 80.0 59.1 56.8 44.4
Handling mentally deranged persons
1,079 252 91 110 86 70 122 293 55
Percent cleared
81.3 78.6 87.9 82.7 81.4 88.6 84.4 78.5 78.2
Traffic pursuits/stops
6,568 1,689 682 634 477 450 643 1,559 434
Percent cleared
86.7 88.6 86.4 86.9 88.7 84.9 85.8 85.4 85.7
All other
8,221 1,961 819 705 522 428 559 2,869 358
Percent cleared
85.0 87.7 85.7 85.4 83.7 82.2 80.7 85.1 77.9
1Offenses reported to the national UCR Program can be cleared either by arrest or exceptional means (when elements beyond law enforcement's control prevent the agency from placing formal charges against the offender).