Table 71

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Region, Geographic Division, and State by Type of Weapon, 2009
Area Total Firearm Knife or
other cutting
instrument
Other
dangerous
weapon
Personal
weapons
Number of
reporting
agencies
Population
covered
Number of
officers
employed
Number of victim officers 57,268 1,994 880 7,801 46,593 11,451 243,764,224 556,155
NORTHEAST 8,118 332 123 888 6,775 2,239 35,470,553 92,416
New England 1,837 12 6 177 1,642 437 7,804,496 18,693
Connecticut 787 6 5 85 691 102 3,518,288 8,593
Maine 202 0 0 13 189 129 1,303,843 1,907
Massachusetts 113 3 0 19 91 33 843,970 3,035
New Hampshire 271 0 1 22 248 75 785,536 1,549
Rhode Island 429 1 0 35 393 48 1,053,209 2,554
Vermont 35 2 0 3 30 50 299,650 1,055
Middle Atlantic 6,281 320 117 711 5,133 1,802 27,666,057 73,723
New Jersey 2,262 43 29 256 1,934 537 8,415,289 28,317
New York 849 13 17 76 743 410 10,249,571 25,750
Pennsylvania 3,170 264 71 379 2,456 855 9,001,197 19,656
MIDWEST 7,628 222 107 946 6,353 2,679 39,788,048 79,622
East North Central 4,027 104 46 459 3,418 1,287 23,229,114 46,301
Illinois1                
Indiana 1,146 12 4 96 1,034 186 5,201,725 9,019
Michigan 1,155 61 34 217 843 586 9,712,995 18,496
Ohio 366 18 3 38 307 149 2,745,084 5,842
Wisconsin 1,360 13 5 108 1,234 366 5,569,310 12,944
West North Central 3,601 118 61 487 2,935 1,392 16,558,934 33,321
Iowa 426 6 7 77 336 230 2,967,887 4,586
Kansas 532 8 10 59 455 52 740,404 1,991
Minnesota 148 1 4 4 139 317 4,798,265 7,970
Missouri 2,121 100 35 307 1,679 530 5,626,157 14,203
Nebraska 147 2 3 22 120 64 1,089,082 2,309
North Dakota 85 0 0 5 80 88 619,242 1,078
South Dakota 142 1 2 13 126 111 717,897 1,184
SOUTH 26,736 930 428 3,766 21,612 4,884 103,674,235 243,685
South Atlantic 17,181 448 243 2,352 14,138 2,055 54,594,581 133,909
Delaware 490 14 11 106 359 53 883,981 2,295
District of Columbia2 969 21 17 86 845 2 599,657 4,473
Florida 7,056 170 89 1,202 5,595 358 17,627,893 42,374
Georgia 1,032 36 16 120 860 355 8,514,535 22,246
Maryland 3,578 76 49 313 3,140 130 5,519,662 14,169
North Carolina 2,214 75 35 182 1,922 361 8,422,452 20,035
South Carolina 308 24 3 46 235 262 3,736,815 9,421
Virginia 1,125 19 16 230 860 272 7,697,396 16,010
West Virginia 409 13 7 67 322 262 1,592,190 2,886
East South Central 3,524 174 76 643 2,631 1,209 16,663,171 37,727
Alabama 249 6 5 49 189 349 4,587,633 11,245
Kentucky 1,177 36 11 159 971 301 3,963,437 6,319
Mississippi 172 6 6 24 136 116 1,974,231 4,522
Tennessee 1,926 126 54 411 1,335 443 6,137,870 15,641
West South Central 6,031 308 109 771 4,843 1,620 32,416,483 72,049
Arkansas 145 8 1 19 117 238 2,693,075 5,315
Louisiana 367 7 3 50 307 86 1,570,613 5,055
Oklahoma 844 46 19 180 599 307 3,617,361 6,995
Texas 4,675 247 86 522 3,820 989 24,535,434 54,684
WEST 14,786 510 222 2,201 11,853 1,649 64,831,388 140,432
Mountain 5,205 182 94 779 4,150 787 21,441,145 43,114
Arizona 2,086 74 38 329 1,645 86 6,392,116 12,645
Colorado 752 34 14 152 552 214 4,956,814 11,635
Idaho 247 9 2 30 206 105 1,535,762 2,663
Montana 218 5 3 30 180 96 942,810 1,430
Nevada 644 25 12 84 523 34 2,597,792 5,314
New Mexico 612 30 10 81 491 72 1,729,953 3,977
Utah 584 4 13 64 503 117 2,746,398 4,211
Wyoming 62 1 2 9 50 63 539,500 1,239
Pacific 9,581 328 128 1,422 7,703 862 43,390,243 97,318
Alaska 315 26 5 64 220 33 689,711 1,240
California 7,804 259 94 1,179 6,272 455 31,673,791 79,167
Hawaii 297 0 4 33 260 3 1,150,076 2,661
Oregon 397 19 6 46 326 149 3,732,976 5,312
Washington 768 24 19 100 625 222 6,143,689 8,938

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