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Table 69

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Region, Geographic Division, and State by Type of Weapon, 2004
Area
Total Firearm Knife or other cutting instrument Other dangerous weapon Personal weapons Number of reporting agencies Population covered Number of officers employed
Total
59,373 2,109 1,121 8,598 47,545 10,459 225,597,839 499,396
Percent distribution1
100.0 3.6 1.9 14.5 80.1      
NORTHEAST
7,821 373 142 1,016 6,290 1,884 33,459,255 81,316
New England
1,526 17 17 190 1,302 442 7,969,776 17,491
Connecticut
400 5 8 47 340 99 3,473,737 7,833
Maine
285 0 2 20 263 130 1,314,897 1,883
Massachusetts
172 2 1 18 151 52 1,190,760 3,663
New Hampshire
204 1 0 18 185 118 916,087 1,639
Rhode Island
465 9 6 87 363 43 1,074,295 2,473
Vermont2
               
Middle Atlantic
6,295 356 125 826 4,988 1,442 25,489,479 63,825
New Jersey
2,968 47 30 395 2,496 482 8,344,887 22,588
New York
705 3 6 80 616 373 9,551,445 23,587
Pennsylvania
2,622 306 89 351 1,876 587 7,593,147 17,650
MIDWEST
8,346 258 135 901 7,052 2,804 41,111,906 79,533
East North Central
4,052 92 64 370 3,526 1,269 24,085,816 46,853
Illinois2
               
Indiana
1,198 15 8 86 1,089 171 4,995,588 8,323
Michigan
1,229 41 34 166 988 560 9,711,566 19,699
Ohio
742 11 12 88 631 204 4,253,901 7,600
Wisconsin
883 25 10 30 818 334 5,124,761 11,231
West North Central
4,294 166 71 531 3,526 1,535 17,026,090 32,680
Iowa
484 7 10 102 365 229 2,918,033 4,357
Kansas
1,118 19 13 72 1,014 240 2,069,011 5,525
Minnesota
65 2 4 9 50 298 4,298,305 6,802
Missouri
2,353 134 35 320 1,864 488 4,977,855 10,779
Nebraska
180 1 4 22 153 128 1,596,305 3,269
North Dakota
52 0 0 2 50 71 585,488 986
South Dakota
42 3 5 4 30 81 581,093 962
SOUTH
29,244 938 569 4,612 23,125 4,192 90,761,001 211,397
South Atlantic
17,824 399 285 2,769 14,371 1,695 45,882,155 111,929
Delaware
330 10 12 66 242 51 754,178 1,985
District of Columbia3
42 2 0 7 33 1 0 353
Florida
8,717 164 137 1,458 6,958 400 17,388,725 42,343
Georgia
791 29 11 94 657 189 4,276,053 12,609
Maryland
3,864 54 46 497 3,267 146 5,553,146 14,895
North Carolina
1,741 59 37 183 1,462 381 6,482,360 15,319
South Carolina
981 34 18 132 797 286 4,135,164 9,756
Virginia
1,358 47 24 332 955 241 7,292,529 14,669
West Virginia2
               
East South Central
3,633 279 122 956 2,276 1,063 14,654,727 33,680
Alabama
345 12 3 63 267 257 3,951,087 8,226
Kentucky
733 78 41 268 346 260 3,073,406 6,115
Mississippi
310 21 4 25 260 109 1,789,015 3,886
Tennessee
2,245 168 74 600 1,403 437 5,841,219 15,453
West South Central
7,787 260 162 887 6,478 1,434 30,224,119 65,788
Arkansas
138 13 1 15 109 38 858,754 2,050
Louisiana
1,907 15 13 129 1,750 128 3,492,509 12,088
Oklahoma
898 62 16 111 709 297 3,523,553 6,189
Texas
4,844 170 132 632 3,910 971 22,349,303 45,461
WEST
13,962 540 275 2,069 11,078 1,579 60,265,677 127,150
Mountain
4,668 222 132 887 3,427 723 18,235,236 37,033
Arizona
2,067 122 47 330 1,568 82 5,435,217 10,909
Colorado
815 39 16 293 467 188 4,270,477 10,132
Idaho
282 8 7 15 252 117 1,383,429 2,441
Montana
63 3 3 13 44 76 631,069 977
Nevada
458 16 19 75 348 34 2,329,511 4,372
New Mexico
672 23 37 111 501 66 1,493,844 3,593
Utah
254 6 2 44 202 99 2,198,996 3,532
Wyoming
57 5 1 6 45 61 492,693 1,077
Pacific
9,294 318 143 1,182 7,651 856 42,030,441 90,117
Alaska
217 21 9 34 153 30 639,285 1,164
California
7,330 249 109 982 5,990 453 31,125,529 72,699
Hawaii
324 11 5 26 282 3 1,103,758 2,333
Oregon
322 5 1 27 289 137 3,039,800 4,222
Washington
1,101 32 19 113 937 233 6,122,069 9,699

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

2Data for Illinois, Vermont, and West Virginia were not available for inclusion in this table.

3The figure represents the number of assaults on officers reported by the Metro Transit Police.