Table 72

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Population Group of Victim Officer's Agency by Type of Weapon and Percent Distribution,1 2007
Population group Total Percent
distribution
Firearm Knife or other
cutting instrument
Other dangerous
weapon
Personal weapons
Total Percent
distribution
Total Percent
distribution
Total Percent
distribution
Total Percent
distribution
Number of victim officers 59,201 100.0 2,176 3.7 1,023 1.7 8,507 14.4 47,495 80.2
Group I (cities 250,000 and over) 14,894 100.0 974 6.5 285 1.9 2,273 15.3 11,362 76.3
Group II (cities 100,000–249,999) 7,452 100.0 174 2.3 92 1.2 988 13.3 6,198 83.2
Group III (cities 50,000–99,999) 6,847 100.0 154 2.2 102 1.5 911 13.3 5,680 83.0
Group IV (cities 25,000–49,999) 4,668 100.0 107 2.3 75 1.6 652 14.0 3,834 82.1
Group V (cities 10,000–24,999) 4,340 100.0 110 2.5 94 2.2 478 11.0 3,658 84.3
Group VI (cities under 10,000) 4,375 100.0 99 2.3 94 2.1 512 11.7 3,670 83.9
Metropolitan counties 14,548 100.0 430 3.0 223 1.5 2,374 16.3 11,521 79.2
Nonmetropolitan counties 2,077 100.0 128 6.2 58 2.8 319 15.4 1,572 75.7

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