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Table 70

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Population Group of Victim Officer's Agency by Type of Weapon, 2004
Population group
Total Firearm Knife or other cutting instrument Other dangerous weapon Personal weapons
Total
59,373 2,109 1,121 8,598 47,545
Percent distribution1
100.0 3.6 1.9 14.5 80.1
Group I (cities 250,000 and over)
15,617 873 323 2,367 12,054
Group II (cities 100,000 - 249,999)
6,505 172 122 1,002 5,209
Group III (cities 50,000 - 99,999)
6,159 163 108 815 5,073
Group IV (cities 25,000 - 49,999)
4,865 114 71 647 4,033
Group V (cities 10,000 - 24,999)
4,471 82 71 572 3,746
Group VI (cities under 10,000)
4,783 137 100 749 3,797
Metropolitan counties
14,317 374 246 1,938 11,759
Nonmetropolitan counties
2,656 194 80 508 1,874
1Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.