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Table 67

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Assignment, Percent Distribution, 2004
Circumstance
Total 2-Officer vehicle 1-Officer vehicle Detective/special assignment Other
Alone Assisted Alone Assisted Alone Assisted
Total
59,373 10,245 14,382 23,121 920 2,035 2,472 6,198
Percent of total assignments1
100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Disturbance calls (family quarrels, bar fights, person with firearm, etc.)
18,234 3,420 4,205 8,699 213 273 339 1,085
Percent of total assignments
30.7 33.4 29.2 37.6 23.2 13.4 13.7 17.5
Burglaries in progress/pursuing burglary suspects
850 164 195 391 11 28 19 42
Percent of total assignments
1.4 1.6 1.4 1.7 1.2 1.4 0.8 0.7
Robberies in progress/pursuing robbery suspects
544 132 119 228 13 12 16 24
Percent of total assignments
0.9 1.3 0.8 1.0 1.4 0.6 0.6 0.4
Attempting other arrests
9,674 1,519 2,159 3,975 173 630 309 909
Percent of total assignments
16.3 14.8 15.0 17.2 18.8 31.0 12.5 14.7
Civil disorders (mass disobedience, riot, etc.)
734 141 150 244 18 45 42 94
Percent of total assignments
1.2 1.4 1.0 1.1 2.0 2.2 1.7 1.5
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoners
7,748 830 1,448 2,008 111 242 816 2,293
Percent of total assignments
13.0 8.1 10.1 8.7 12.1 11.9 33.0 37.0
Investigating suspicious persons/circumstances
5,532 1,431 1,390 1,849 110 256 145 351
Percent of total assignments
9.3 14.0 9.7 8.0 12.0 12.6 5.9 5.7
Ambush situations
189 28 56 40 2 10 24 29
Percent of total assignments
0.3 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.5 1.0 0.5
Handling mentally deranged persons
1,079 195 223 507 9 20 24 101
Percent of total assignments
1.8 1.9 1.6 2.2 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.6
Traffic pursuits/stops
6,568 1,170 2,168 2,675 61 165 70 259
Percent of total assignments
11.1 11.4 15.1 11.6 6.6 8.1 2.8 4.2
All other
8,221 1,215 2,269 2,505 199 354 668 1,011
Percent of total assignments
13.8 11.9 15.8 10.8 21.6 17.4 27.0 16.3
1Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.