Table 65

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Region and Geographic Division, 2009
Area Total1 Rate per
100
officers
Assaults
with
injury
Rate per
100
officers
Number of
reporting
agencies
Population
covered
Number of
officers
employed
Number of victim officers 57,268 10.3 14,985 2.7 11,451 243,764,224 556,155
NORTHEAST 8,118 8.8 2,879 3.1 2,239 35,470,553 92,416
New England 1,837 9.8 691 3.7 437 7,804,496 18,693
Middle Atlantic 6,281 8.5 2,188 3.0 1,802 27,666,057 73,723
MIDWEST 7,628 9.6 2,043 2.6 2,679 39,788,048 79,622
East North Central 4,027 8.7 1,272 2.7 1,287 23,229,114 46,301
West North Central 3,601 10.8 771 2.3 1,392 16,558,934 33,321
SOUTH 26,736 11.0 6,402 2.6 4,884 103,674,235 243,685
South Atlantic 17,181 12.8 3,576 2.7 2,055 54,594,581 133,909
East South Central 3,524 9.3 1,007 2.7 1,209 16,663,171 37,727
West South Central 6,031 8.4 1,819 2.5 1,620 32,416,483 72,049
WEST 14,786 10.5 3,661 2.6 1,649 64,831,388 140,432
Mountain 5,205 12.1 1,180 2.7 787 21,441,145 43,114
Pacific 9,581 9.8 2,481 2.5 862 43,390,243 97,318

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