Table 73

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Weapon and Percent Distribution,1 2007
Circumstance 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
Disturbance call 18,789 100.0 821 4.4 476 2.5 1,860 9.9 15,632 83.2
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 905 100.0 68 7.5 24 2.7 193 21.3 620 68.5
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 515 100.0 95 18.4 23 4.5 123 23.9 274 53.2
Attempting other arrest 8,935 100.0 174 1.9 103 1.2 1,036 11.6 7,622 85.3
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) 759 100.0 10 1.3 8 1.1 123 16.2 618 81.4
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner 7,347 100.0 15 0.2 35 0.5 627 8.5 6,670 90.8
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance 5,333 100.0 279 5.2 114 2.1 723 13.6 4,217 79.1
Ambush situation 198 100.0 62 31.3 5 2.5 52 26.3 79 39.9
Handling person with mental illness 1,114 100.0 42 3.8 75 6.7 125 11.2 872 78.3
Traffic pursuit/stop 6,424 100.0 250 3.9 38 0.6 2,222 34.6 3,914 60.9
All other 8,882 100.0 360 4.1 122 1.4 1,423 16.0 6,977 78.6

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