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Table 71

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Weapon, Percent Distribution,1 2004
Circumstance
Total Firearm Knife or other cutting instrument Other dangerous weapon Personal weapons
Total
59,373 2,109 1,121 8,598 47,545
Percent distribution
100.0 3.6 1.9 14.5 80.1
Disturbance calls (family quarrels, bar fights, person with firearm, etc.)
18,234 763 550 1,743 15,178
Percent distribution
100.0 4.2 3.0 9.6 83.2
Burglaries in progress/pursuing burglary suspects
850 59 32 219 540
Percent distribution
100.0 6.9 3.8 25.8 63.5
Robberies in progress/pursuing robbery suspects
544 112 20 104 308
Percent distribution
100.0 20.6 3.7 19.1 56.6
Attempting other arrests
9,674 246 119 1,107 8,202
Percent distribution
100.0 2.5 1.2 11.4 84.8
Civil disorders (mass disobedience, riot, etc.)
734 15 9 111 599
Percent distribution
100.0 2.0 1.2 15.1 81.6
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoners
7,748 33 23 590 7,102
Percent distribution
100.0 0.4 0.3 7.6 91.7
Investigating suspicious persons/circumstances
5,532 302 117 844 4,269
Percent distribution
100.0 5.5 2.1 15.3 77.2
Ambush situations
189 40 5 49 95
Percent distribution
100.0 21.2 2.6 25.9 50.3
Handling mentally deranged persons
1,079 32 80 120 847
Percent distribution
100.0 3.0 7.4 11.1 78.5
Traffic pursuits/stops
6,568 209 42 2,428 3,889
Percent distribution
100.0 3.2 0.6 37.0 59.2
All other
8,221 298 124 1,283 6,516
Percent distribution
100.0 3.6 1.5 15.6 79.3
1Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.