Table 65

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Region and Geographic Division, 2008
Area Total1 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 58,792 11.3 15,366 3.0 10,110 226,610,703 518,120
NORTHEAST 8,260 9.4 2,704 3.1 2,112 34,442,178 87,528
New England 1,762 9.4 562 3.0 434 7,720,330 18,742
Middle Atlantic 6,498 9.4 2,142 3.1 1,678 26,721,848 68,786
MIDWEST 6,961 11.5 1,767 2.9 2,112 29,947,261 60,697
East North Central 2,937 11.0 841 3.1 661 12,944,642 26,770
West North Central 4,024 11.9 926 2.7 1,451 17,002,619 33,927
SOUTH 28,455 12.4 7,050 3.1 4,262 98,155,784 228,689
South Atlantic 17,733 14.3 3,893 3.1 1,815 52,287,833 124,308
East South Central 3,015 9.6 924 2.9 882 12,977,723 31,461
West South Central 7,707 10.6 2,233 3.1 1,565 32,890,228 72,920
WEST 15,116 10.7 3,845 2.7 1,624 64,065,480 141,206
Mountain 5,639 13.5 1,292 3.1 760 20,822,815 41,758
Pacific 9,477 9.5 2,553 2.6 864 43,242,665 99,448

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