Table 69

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Assignment and Percent Distribution,1 2007
Circumstance Total Percent distribution 2-Officer vehicle 1-Officer vehicle Detective/special assignment Other
Alone Assisted Alone Assisted Alone Assisted
Total Percent distribution Total Percent distribution Total Percent distribution Total Percent distribution Total Percent distribution Total Percent distribution Total Percent distribution
Number of victim officers 59,201 100.0 10,221 17.3 14,808 25.0 22,518 38.0 906 1.5 2,113 3.6 2,482 4.2 6,153 10.4
Disturbance call 18,789 100.0 3,369 17.9 4,479 23.8 8,781 46.7 211 1.1 307 1.6 392 2.1 1,250 6.7
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 905 100.0 155 17.1 248 27.4 382 42.2 11 1.2 39 4.3 16 1.8 54 6.0
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 515 100.0 127 24.7 126 24.5 185 35.9 11 2.1 25 4.9 13 2.5 28 5.4
Attempting other arrest 8,935 100.0 1,572 17.6 2,166 24.2 3,438 38.5 179 2.0 540 6.0 242 2.7 798 8.9
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) 759 100.0 125 16.5 171 22.5 219 28.9 19 2.5 51 6.7 42 5.5 132 17.4
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner 7,347 100.0 781 10.6 1,363 18.6 2,040 27.8 107 1.5 216 2.9 845 11.5 1,995 27.2
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance 5,333 100.0 1,175 22.0 1,387 26.0 1,906 35.7 91 1.7 284 5.3 153 2.9 337 6.3
Ambush situation 198 100.0 39 19.7 77 38.9 38 19.2 7 3.5 5 2.5 16 8.1 16 8.1
Handling person with mental illness 1,114 100.0 168 15.1 254 22.8 564 50.6 7 0.6 22 2.0 24 2.2 75 6.7
Traffic pursuit/stop 6,424 100.0 1,224 19.1 2,095 32.6 2,529 39.4 62 1.0 209 3.3 65 1.0 240 3.7
All other 8,882 100.0 1,486 16.7 2,442 27.5 2,436 27.4 201 2.3 415 4.7 674 7.6 1,228 13.8

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