Table 72

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Population Group of Victim Officer's Agency by Type of Weapon and Percent Distribution,1 2008
Population group Total Percent
distribution
Firearm Knife or other
cutting instrument
Other dangerous
weapon
Personal weapons
Total Percent
distribution
Total Percent
distribution
Total Percent
distribution
Total Percent
distribution
Number of victim officers 58,792 100.0 2,244 3.8 935 1.6 8,161 13.9 47,452 80.7
Group I (cities 250,000 and over) 16,264 100.0 989 6.1 327 2.0 2,272 14.0 12,676 77.9
Group II (cities 100,000–249,999) 7,732 100.0 233 3.0 88 1.1 952 12.3 6,459 83.5
Group III (cities 50,000–99,999) 6,262 100.0 127 2.0 74 1.2 799 12.8 5,262 84.0
Group IV (cities 25,000–49,999) 4,298 100.0 96 2.2 64 1.5 561 13.1 3,577 83.2
Group V (cities 10,000–24,999) 3,913 100.0 84 2.1 73 1.9 415 10.6 3,341 85.4
Group VI (cities under 10,000) 4,238 100.0 90 2.1 93 2.2 540 12.7 3,515 82.9
Metropolitan counties 14,105 100.0 482 3.4 172 1.2 2,281 16.2 11,170 79.2
Nonmetropolitan counties 1,980 100.0 143 7.2 44 2.2 341 17.2 1,452 73.3

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