Table 66

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Population Group, 2009
Population group Total 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
Group I (cities 250,000 and over) 17,374 16.9 3,770 3.7 68 43,519,234 102,603
Group II (cities 100,000–249,999) 7,161 15.5 2,062 4.4 172 25,491,175 46,338
Group III (cities 50,000–99,999) 5,725 12.5 1,586 3.5 388 26,532,510 45,664
Group IV (cities 25,000–49,999) 4,062 10.0 1,160 2.8 646 22,206,580 40,703
Group V (cities 10,000–24,999) 3,905 8.6 1,070 2.3 1,465 23,105,087 45,536
Group VI (cities under 10,000)1 4,067 5.9 1,204 1.7 5,968 19,059,537 69,076
Metropolitan counties1 12,847 8.1 3,549 2.2 1,049 60,844,971 157,804
Nonmetropolitan counties1 2,127 4.4 584 1.2 1,695 23,005,130 48,431

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