Table 71

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Region, Geographic Division, and State by Type of Weapon, 2008
Area Total Firearm Knife or
other cutting
instrument
Other
dangerous
weapon
Personal
weapons
Number of
reporting
agencies
Population
covered
Number of
officers
employed
Number of victim officers 58,792 2,244 935 8,161 47,452 10,110 226,610,703 518,120
NORTHEAST 8,260 315 145 994 6,806 2,112 34,442,178 87,528
New England 1,762 9 23 216 1,514 434 7,720,330 18,742
Connecticut 757 8 7 115 627 101 3,501,252 8,612
Maine 230 0 4 19 207 132 1,315,497 1,926
Massachusetts 85 0 1 5 79 40 850,083 3,193
New Hampshire 275 0 5 29 241 71 734,918 1,474
Rhode Island 378 0 4 42 332 48 1,050,788 2,583
Vermont 37 1 2 6 28 42 267,792 954
Middle Atlantic 6,498 306 122 778 5,292 1,678 26,721,848 68,786
New Jersey 2,378 29 27 263 2,059 504 8,396,464 24,809
New York 772 7 11 77 677 314 9,193,400 24,162
Pennsylvania 3,348 270 84 438 2,556 860 9,131,984 19,815
MIDWEST 6,961 183 67 688 6,023 2,112 29,947,261 60,697
East North Central 2,937 52 23 235 2,627 661 12,944,642 26,770
Illinois1
Indiana 1,306 21 10 97 1,178 158 4,697,978 7,955
Michigan1
Ohio 506 7 7 64 428 134 2,685,350 5,875
Wisconsin 1,125 24 6 74 1,021 369 5,561,314 12,940
West North Central 4,024 131 44 453 3,396 1,451 17,002,619 33,927
Iowa 469 5 5 79 380 231 2,967,083 4,499
Kansas 717 25 11 52 629 92 1,162,711 2,679
Minnesota 198 0 1 11 186 304 4,569,597 7,717
Missouri 2,159 99 24 252 1,784 556 5,800,150 14,293
Nebraska 244 1 1 19 223 81 1,205,381 2,540
North Dakota 76 0 0 7 69 81 611,765 1,045
South Dakota 161 1 2 33 125 106 685,932 1,154
SOUTH 28,455 1,138 484 4,372 22,461 4,262 98,155,784 228,689
South Atlantic 17,733 603 270 2,765 14,095 1,815 52,287,833 124,308
Delaware 644 30 6 127 481 52 871,838 2,296
District of Columbia2 103 0 1 5 97 1 425
Florida 8,049 247 120 1,474 6,208 395 18,283,196 42,885
Georgia 866 49 7 115 695 262 7,578,314 17,920
Maryland 3,844 99 54 367 3,324 130 5,456,159 14,123
North Carolina 2,120 112 42 210 1,756 326 7,883,805 18,851
South Carolina 830 38 18 174 600 378 4,477,742 11,332
Virginia 1,277 28 22 293 934 271 7,736,779 16,476
West Virginia1
East South Central 3,015 231 64 602 2,118 882 12,977,723 31,461
Alabama 259 19 5 37 198 350 4,437,374 10,775
Kentucky 591 53 7 87 444 5 997,134 1,928
Mississippi 186 11 4 22 149 101 1,674,125 3,775
Tennessee 1,979 148 48 456 1,327 426 5,869,090 14,983
West South Central 7,707 304 150 1,005 6,248 1,565 32,890,228 72,920
Arkansas 302 11 4 33 254 210 2,609,689 5,081
Louisiana 1,693 37 10 290 1,356 88 2,592,386 8,742
Oklahoma 904 53 30 155 666 284 3,476,789 6,660
Texas 4,808 203 106 527 3,972 983 24,211,364 52,437
WEST 15,116 608 239 2,107 12,162 1,624 64,065,480 141,206
Mountain 5,639 256 113 868 4,402 760 20,822,815 41,758
Arizona 2,118 128 51 361 1,578 82 6,339,092 12,740
Colorado 810 34 26 125 625 198 4,613,491 11,136
Idaho 252 11 1 22 218 102 1,505,368 2,652
Montana 247 9 2 40 196 96 922,122 1,389
Nevada 699 28 11 110 550 36 2,600,167 5,217
New Mexico 741 30 14 137 560 71 1,627,847 3,332
Utah 683 16 6 63 598 113 2,686,719 4,104
Wyoming 89 0 2 10 77 62 528,009 1,188
Pacific 9,477 352 126 1,239 7,760 864 43,242,665 99,448
Alaska 287 25 11 42 209 33 673,786 1,218
California 7,639 299 91 1,007 6,242 456 31,697,907 80,273
Hawaii 312 0 2 25 285 3 1,145,204 2,669
Oregon 377 2 2 48 325 144 3,614,911 5,173
Washington 862 26 20 117 699 228 6,110,857 10,115

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