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Table 75

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted
Department by Type of Weapon, 2000-2004
Department
Total Firearm Knife or
other cutting
instrument
Blunt instrument Bomb Vehicle Personal weapons Threat Other
Total
2,610 239 43 75 41 277 934 382 619
Department
of Homeland Security1,2
655 84 8 23 35 74 156 66 209
2002
113 17 3 12 0 24 35 20 2
2003
231 23 4 8 33 17 45 12 89
2004
311 44 1 3 2 33 76 34 118
Department
of the Interior2,3
695 33 23 12 0 76 392 125 34
2000
101 16 0 0 0 14 54 9 8
2001
104 1 2 1 0 18 48 28 6
2002
160 6 11 4 0 16 107 8 8
2003
110 1 3 5 0 9 63 26 3
2004
220 9 7 2 0 19 120 54 9
Department
of Justice1,4
978 105 9 38 6 97 217 149 357
2000
329 37 4 5 5 27 63 19 169
2001
378 37 2 27 0 39 65 26 182
2002
80 11 2 6 0 6 17 37 1
2003
76 8 0 0 1 13 26 24 4
2004
115 12 1 0 0 12 46 43 1
Department of the Treasury1,4
170 10 3 0 0 16 96 38 7
2000
76 2 3 0 0 5 41 23 2
2001
83 6 0 0 0 11 52 12 2
2002
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
2003
6 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 0
2004
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
U.S. Capitol Police
41 1 0 0 0 6 29 1 4
2000
7 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 2
2001
6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
2002
10 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 0
2003
8 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 0
2004
10 1 0 0 0 1 5 1 2
U.S. Postal Inspection Service
71 6 0 2 0 8 44 3 8
2000
15 1 0 1 0 3 9 1 0
2001
19 2 0 0 0 2 11 1 3
2002
8 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 2
2003
6 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 1
2004
23 3 0 0 0 2 16 0 2

1In 2002, the newly created Department of Homeland Security gained the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service) from the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (formerly the U.S. Customs Service) and the U.S. Secret Service from the Department of the Treasury.

2Data for 2003 for the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Bureau of Indian Affairs were not available for inclusion in this table.

3Prior to 2003, data were not collected from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

4With the realignment of several federal agencies in 2002, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (formerly the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) was moved from the Department of the Treasury to the Department of Justice.

NOTE: The two deaths that resulted from the events of September 11, 2001, are not included in this table.