Table 68

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Population Group of Victim Officer's Agency and Percent Cleared,1 2008
Circumstance Total Percent cleared Group I Group II Group III Group IV Group V Group VI Metropolitan
counties
Nonmetropolitan
counties
Total Percent cleared Total Percent cleared Total Percent cleared Total Percent cleared Total Percent cleared Total Percent cleared Total Percent cleared Total Percent cleared
Number of victim officers 58,792 88.5 16,264 88.8 7,732 90.2 6,262 87.4 4,298 84.8 3,913 87.7 4,238 89.0 14,105 89.1 1,980 87.6
Disturbance call 18,826 89.5 5,049 88.2 2,719 93.6 2,194 87.3 1,508 83.9 1,473 89.1 1,371 89.9 3,851 91.6 661 90.5
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 828 87.8 274 85.4 91 94.5 109 89.0 83 80.7 38 84.2 39 87.2 177 90.4 17 100.0
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 558 88.0 216 82.9 67 95.5 67 91.0 39 84.6 21 85.7 12 100.0 130 90.8 6 100.0
Attempting other arrest 8,899 89.9 2,520 90.3 1,238 89.9 1,045 88.1 758 91.3 673 88.6 748 88.2 1,638 91.3 279 90.0
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) 686 90.8 177 90.4 135 88.9 119 92.4 44 79.5 49 85.7 61 95.1 82 100.0 19 84.2
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner 6,941 87.8 1,501 92.8 671 91.2 665 87.1 426 79.3 435 86.9 510 90.8 2,434 85.3 299 85.6
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance 5,466 88.1 1,968 89.2 765 91.4 579 88.9 432 78.7 364 81.6 352 86.1 888 91.9 118 78.8
Ambush situation 227 75.8 78 66.7 17 88.2 21 81.0 21 100.0 9 33.3 12 83.3 58 75.9 11 90.9
Handling person with mental illness 1,127 81.5 258 78.7 125 87.2 143 83.2 74 90.5 68 76.5 114 91.2 291 75.9 54 79.6
Traffic pursuit/stop 6,090 87.9 1,774 87.7 744 89.2 568 89.4 414 87.2 388 90.7 469 87.2 1,458 87.0 275 85.5
All other 9,144 87.4 2,449 89.0 1,160 81.6 752 83.6 499 85.6 395 87.8 550 88.7 3,098 89.1 241 87.6

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