Table 69

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Assignment and Percent Distribution,1 2009
Circumstance Total Percent distribu-
tion
2-Officer vehicle 1-Officer vehicle Detective/special assignment Other
Alone Assisted Alone Assisted Alone Assisted
Total Percent distribu-
tion
Total Percent distribu-
tion
Total Percent distribu-
tion
Total Percent distribu-
tion
Total Percent distribu-
tion
Total Percent distribu-
tion
Total Percent distribu-
tion
Number of victim officers 57,268 100.0 10,801 18.9 14,321 25.0 21,128 36.9 807 1.4 1,925 3.4 2,127 3.7 6,159 10.8
Disturbance call 18,672 100.0 3,645 19.5 4,665 25.0 8,425 45.1 161 0.9 276 1.5 382 2.0 1,118 6.0
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 850 100.0 188 22.1 249 29.3 322 37.9 8 0.9 31 3.6 13 1.5 39 4.6
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 552 100.0 118 21.4 127 23.0 180 32.6 11 2.0 40 7.2 15 2.7 61 11.1
Attempting other arrest 8,797 100.0 1,557 17.7 2,074 23.6 3,345 38.0 144 1.6 501 5.7 316 3.6 860 9.8
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) 789 100.0 195 24.7 142 18.0 248 31.4 13 1.6 63 8.0 35 4.4 93 11.8
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner 7,274 100.0 842 11.6 1,385 19.0 2,032 27.9 57 0.8 169 2.3 525 7.2 2,264 31.1
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance 5,475 100.0 1,301 23.8 1,450 26.5 1,811 33.1 149 2.7 292 5.3 146 2.7 326 6.0
Ambush situation 228 100.0 46 20.2 54 23.7 50 21.9 12 5.3 15 6.6 18 7.9 33 14.5
Handling person with mental illness 1,146 100.0 165 14.4 283 24.7 546 47.6 11 1.0 13 1.1 23 2.0 105 9.2
Traffic pursuit/stop 5,479 100.0 1,319 24.1 1,705 31.1 1,945 35.5 63 1.1 160 2.9 57 1.0 230 4.2
All other 8,006 100.0 1,425 17.8 2,187 27.3 2,224 27.8 178 2.2 365 4.6 597 7.5 1,030 12.9

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