Table 68

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Population Group and Percent Cleared,1 2009
Circumstance Total Percent cleared Group I Group II Group III Group IV Group V Group VI Metropolitan
counties
Nonmetropolitan
counties
Total Percent cleared Total Percent cleared Total Percent cleared Total Percent cleared Total Percent cleared Total Percent cleared Total Percent cleared Total Percent cleared
Number of victim officers 57,268 89.2 17,374 88.7 7,161 88.8 5,725 90.3 4,062 90.9 3,905 89.0 4,067 90.0 12,847 88.7 2,127 89.8
Disturbance call 18,672 90.3 5,463 87.7 2,515 91.3 2,106 91.5 1,521 91.2 1,482 91.1 1,312 90.5 3,594 91.7 679 92.8
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 850 85.9 263 79.5 97 79.4 116 94.0 72 94.4 48 77.1 47 85.1 193 92.2 14 85.7
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 552 88.0 254 85.4 58 86.2 56 92.9 36 88.9 11 81.8 23 91.3 110 91.8 4 100.0
Attempting other arrest 8,797 91.1 2,521 90.9 1,232 91.1 926 92.2 736 93.3 689 86.6 739 92.4 1,604 91.2 350 90.6
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) 789 84.8 277 85.2 154 74.0 76 92.1 44 90.9 52 78.8 57 93.0 110 90.9 19 78.9
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner 7,274 88.8 1,628 92.5 744 91.4 684 86.8 432 89.8 441 92.1 412 91.0 2,618 85.3 315 87.0
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance 5,475 90.0 2,189 89.3 669 90.4 570 89.6 339 92.6 308 87.7 376 89.6 917 92.4 107 85.0
Ambush situation 228 82.5 115 83.5 22 72.7 15 100.0 10 70.0 6 50.0 11 72.7 36 80.6 13 100.0
Handling person with mental illness 1,146 81.9 283 76.0 153 87.6 103 79.6 97 85.6 100 79.0 125 84.0 241 83.4 44 90.9
Traffic pursuit/stop 5,479 88.1 1,824 88.9 584 85.8 421 92.2 352 88.4 338 88.5 389 88.4 1,301 86.4 270 88.9
All other 8,006 87.1 2,557 89.2 933 82.0 652 87.3 423 88.7 430 89.3 576 88.0 2,123 85.7 312 87.8

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