Table 66

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Population Group of Victim Officer's Agency, 2008
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 58,792 11.3 15,366 3.0 10,110 226,610,703 518,120
Group I (cities 250,000 and over) 16,264 17.2 3,685 3.9 66 41,415,202 94,428
Group II (cities 100,000–249,999) 7,732 16.7 2,130 4.6 167 24,881,629 46,241
Group III (cities 50,000–99,999) 6,262 14.5 1,781 4.1 364 24,823,549 43,328
Group IV (cities 25,000–49,999) 4,298 11.5 1,105 3.0 589 20,174,221 37,454
Group V (cities 10,000–24,999) 3,913 9.2 1,082 2.5 1,352 21,454,796 42,524
Group VI (cities under 10,000)1 4,238 6.7 1,270 2.0 5,304 17,183,154 63,710
Metropolitan counties1 14,105 9.4 3,743 2.5 869 57,261,960 149,860
Nonmetropolitan counties1 1,980 4.9 570 1.4 1,399 19,416,192 40,575

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