Table 66

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Population Group of Victim Officer's Agency, 2007
Population group Total Rate per
100
officers
Assaults
with injury
Rate per
100
officers
Number of
reporting
agencies
Population
covered
Number of
officers
employed
Number of victim officers 59,201 11.4 15,479 3.0 10,856 231,763,568 517,875
Group I (cities 250,000 and over) 14,894 16.2 3,811 4.1 62 39,411,452 91,836
Group II (cities 100,000–249,999) 7,452 16.6 1,986 4.4 161 24,321,839 44,869
Group III (cities 50,000–99,999) 6,847 14.9 1,835 4.0 385 26,523,661 45,925
Group IV (cities 25,000–49,999) 4,668 11.6 1,263 3.1 633 21,900,150 40,409
Group V (cities 10,000–24,999) 4,340 9.9 1,087 2.5 1,403 22,292,599 43,889
Group VI (cities under 10,000)1 4,375 6.8 1,263 2.0 5,623 18,525,989 64,135
Metropolitan counties1 14,548 10.0 3,708 2.6 978 57,670,878 145,239
Nonmetropolitan counties1 2,077 5.0 526 1.3 1,611 21,117,000 41,573

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