Table 70

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Type of Weapon and Percent Injured, 1999–2008
Year Total Percent
injured
Firearm Knife or other
cutting instrument
Other dangerous
weapon
Personal
weapons
Number of
reporting
agencies
Population
covered
Number of
officers
employed
Total Percent
injured
Total Percent
injured
Total Percent
injured
Total Percent
injured
Number of victim officers 586,915 27.9 20,189 11.3 10,527 14.9 83,119 25.7 473,080 29.3 101,635 2,208,415,019 4,916,222
1999 55,971 28.0 1,772 11.9 999 17.5 7,560 27.1 45,640 29.0 9,832 207,124,112 462,782
2000 58,398 28.1 1,749 11.4 1,015 15.2 8,132 26.9 47,502 29.2 8,940 204,598,589 452,531
2001 57,463 28.3 1,841 10.3 1,168 15.3 8,233 26.1 46,221 29.7 9,773 213,645,308 471,096
2002 59,526 28.2 1,927 11.4 1,061 15.1 8,526 25.7 48,012 29.7 10,164 219,424,713 491,009
2003 58,600 28.2 1,879 10.7 1,084 13.4 8,180 25.4 47,457 29.7 10,539 225,769,768 501,738
2004 59,692 27.8 2,114 9.0 1,123 12.8 8,645 25.6 47,810 29.4 10,589 226,273,199 501,462
2005 57,820 27.4 2,157 8.7 1,059 11.5 8,379 24.6 46,225 29.1 10,119 222,873,755 489,393
2006 59,396 26.7 2,290 9.5 1,055 12.7 8,611 23.6 47,440 28.4 10,596 227,360,586 504,147
2007 61,257 25.9 2,216 8.7 1,028 10.5 8,692 22.2 49,321 27.6 10,973 234,734,286 523,944
2008 58,792 26.1 2,244 8.4 935 13.4 8,161 22.6 47,452 27.8 10,110 226,610,703 518,120

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