Table 69

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Assignment and Percent Distribution,1 2008
Circumstance Total Percent distribution 2-Officer vehicle 1-Officer vehicle Detective/special assignment Other
Alone Assisted Alone Assisted Alone Assisted
Total Percent distribution Total Percent distribution Total Percent distribution Total Percent distribution Total Percent distribution Total Percent distribution Total Percent distribution
Number of victim officers 58,792 100.0 10,439 17.8 14,740 25.1 22,133 37.6 976 1.7 2,019 3.4 2,363 4.0 6,122 10.4
Disturbance call 18,826 100.0 3,502 18.6 4,602 24.4 8,592 45.6 213 1.1 303 1.6 436 2.3 1,178 6.3
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 828 100.0 152 18.4 236 28.5 341 41.2 9 1.1 25 3.0 16 1.9 49 5.9
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 558 100.0 126 22.6 149 26.7 202 36.2 12 2.2 25 4.5 17 3.0 27 4.8
Attempting other arrest 8,899 100.0 1,546 17.4 2,164 24.3 3,398 38.2 172 1.9 490 5.5 267 3.0 862 9.7
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) 686 100.0 108 15.7 166 24.2 225 32.8 24 3.5 22 3.2 48 7.0 93 13.6
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner 6,941 100.0 749 10.8 1,272 18.3 2,035 29.3 92 1.3 201 2.9 649 9.4 1,943 28.0
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance 5,466 100.0 1,259 23.0 1,443 26.4 1,877 34.3 129 2.4 279 5.1 136 2.5 343 6.3
Ambush situation 227 100.0 37 16.3 64 28.2 60 26.4 5 2.2 17 7.5 19 8.4 25 11.0
Handling person with mental illness 1,127 100.0 126 11.2 249 22.1 595 52.8 12 1.1 13 1.2 20 1.8 112 9.9
Traffic pursuit/stop 6,090 100.0 1,257 20.6 1,984 32.6 2,297 37.7 69 1.1 196 3.2 63 1.0 224 3.7
All other 9,144 100.0 1,577 17.2 2,411 26.4 2,511 27.5 239 2.6 448 4.9 692 7.6 1,266 13.8

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