Table 73

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Weapon and Percent Distribution,1 2008
Circumstance 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
Disturbance call 18,826 100.0 733 3.9 457 2.4 1,716 9.1 15,920 84.6
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 828 100.0 60 7.2 18 2.2 173 20.9 577 69.7
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 558 100.0 122 21.9 17 3.0 95 17.0 324 58.1
Attempting other arrest 8,899 100.0 200 2.2 98 1.1 990 11.1 7,611 85.5
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) 686 100.0 4 0.6 8 1.2 97 14.1 577 84.1
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner 6,941 100.0 15 0.2 34 0.5 641 9.2 6,251 90.1
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance 5,466 100.0 291 5.3 74 1.4 789 14.4 4,312 78.9
Ambush situation 227 100.0 62 27.3 7 3.1 55 24.2 103 45.4
Handling person with mental illness 1,127 100.0 61 5.4 74 6.6 119 10.6 873 77.5
Traffic pursuit/stop 6,090 100.0 250 4.1 39 0.6 2,089 34.3 3,712 61.0
All other 9,144 100.0 446 4.9 109 1.2 1,397 15.3 7,192 78.7

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