Table 67

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Assignment, Percent Distribution, 2005


Circumstance Total 2-Officer vehicle 1-Officer vehicle Detective/special
assignment
Other
Alone Assisted Alone Assisted Alone Assisted
Total57,546 9,628 14,067 22,581 795 1,877 2,406 6,192
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.)
17,534 3,266 4,103 8,390 138 225 386 1,026
Percent of total assignments 30.5 33.9 29.2 37.2 17.4 12.0 16.0 16.6
Burglaries in progress/
pursuing burglary suspects
802 149 223 360 6 9 17 38
Percent of total assignments 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.6 0.8 0.5 0.7 0.6
Robberies in progress/
pursuing robbery suspects
531 100 118 219 12 20 15 47
Percent of total assignments 0.9 1.0 0.8 1.0 1.5 1.1 0.6 0.8
Attempting other arrests 9,602 1,538 2,244 3,811 167 560 317 965
Percent of total assignments 16.7 16.0 16.0 16.9 21.0 29.8 13.2 15.6
Civil disorders (mass disobedience,
riot, etc.)
727 121 163 250 17 50 35 91
Percent of total assignments 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.1 2.1 2.7 1.5 1.5
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoners 7,356 608 1,362 2,028 92 217 682 2,367
Percent of total assignments 12.8 6.3 9.7 9.0 11.6 11.6 28.3 38.2
Investigating suspicious persons/
circumstances
5,520 1,331 1,449 1,878 103 278 141 340
Percent of total assignments 9.6 13.8 10.3 8.3 13.0 14.8 5.9 5.5
Ambush situations 181 24 56 39 6 12 17 27
Percent of total assignments 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.4
Handling mentally deranged persons 1,110 145 213 605 10 20 32 85
Percent of total assignments 1.9 1.5 1.5 2.7 1.3 1.1 1.3 1.4
Traffic pursuits/stops 6,360 1,176 2,138 2,533 54 151 71 237
Percent of total assignments 11.1 12.2 15.2 11.2 6.8 8.0 3.0 3.8
All other 7,823 1,170 1,998 2,468 190 335 693 969
Percent of total assignments 13.6 12.2 14.2 10.9 23.9 17.8 28.8 15.6

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