Table 77

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted
Department by Type of Weapon, 2004–2008
Year Department Total Firearm Knife or
other cutting
instrument
Bomb Blunt
instrument
Personal
weapons
Vehicle Threat Other
Number of victim officers Total 6,833 481 49 2 63 2,305 499 423 3,011
2004 Total 681 69 9 2 5 263 67 134 132
U.S. Capitol Police 10 1 0 0 0 5 1 1 2
U.S. Department of Homeland Security 311 44 1 2 3 76 33 34 118
U.S. Department of the Interior 220 9 7 0 2 120 19 54 9
U.S. Department of Justice 115 12 1 0 0 46 12 43 1
U.S. Department of the Treasury 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
U.S. Postal Inspection Service 23 3 0 0 0 16 2 0 2
2005 Total 1,882 161 8 0 16 605 120 289 683
U.S. Capitol Police 12 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 3
U.S. Department of Homeland Security1 1,159 125 2 0 7 244 74 47 660
U.S. Department of the Interior 528 5 5 0 5 259 28 212 14
U.S. Department of Justice 162 27 1 0 3 82 17 26 6
U.S. Department of the Treasury 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
U.S. Postal Inspection Service 18 4 0 0 1 12 0 1 0
20062 Total 1,273 109 4 0 17 484 96 563
U.S. Capitol Police 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
U.S. Department of Homeland Security 866 64 2 0 10 212 56 522
U.S. Department of the Interior 257 5 2 0 7 210 28 5
U.S. Department of Justice 137 40 0 0 0 50 12 35
U.S. Department of the Treasury 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
U.S. Postal Inspection Service 6 0 0 0 0 5 0 1
2007 Total 1,650 71 17 0 14 553 131 864
U.S. Capitol Police 4 1 0 0 0 3 0 0
U.S. Department of Homeland Security 1,304 47 7 0 5 303 91 851
U.S. Department of the Interior3 247 6 5 0 8 197 19 12
U.S. Department of Justice 85 17 4 0 0 43 20 1
U.S. Department of the Treasury 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
U.S. Postal Inspection Service 8 0 1 0 1 5 1 0
2008 Total 1,347 71 11 0 11 400 85 769
U.S. Capitol Police 9 0 0 0 0 8 1 0
U.S. Department of Homeland Security 1,098 60 2 0 2 217 63 754
U.S. Department of the Interior3 189 4 9 0 6 152 11 7
U.S. Department of Justice 50 7 0 0 3 22 10 8
U.S. Department of the Treasury 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
U.S. Postal Inspection Service 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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