Table 72

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Population Group by Type of Weapon and Percent Distribution,1 2009
Population group/agency type Total Percent distribution Firearm Knife or other
cutting instrument
Other dangerous
weapon
Personal weapons
Total Percent distribution Total Percent distribution Total Percent distribution Total Percent distribution
Number of victim officers 57,268 100.0 1,994 3.5 880 1.5 7,801 13.6 46,593 81.4
Group I (cities 250,000 and over) 17,374 100.0 903 5.2 293 1.7 2,383 13.7 13,795 79.4
Group II (cities 100,000–249,999) 7,161 100.0 181 2.5 102 1.4 948 13.2 5,930 82.8
Group III (cities 50,000–99,999) 5,725 100.0 158 2.8 91 1.6 730 12.8 4,746 82.9
Group IV (cities 25,000–49,999) 4,062 100.0 75 1.8 58 1.4 490 12.1 3,439 84.7
Group V (cities 10,000–24,999) 3,905 100.0 85 2.2 48 1.2 426 10.9 3,346 85.7
Group VI (cities under 10,000) 4,067 100.0 97 2.4 71 1.7 513 12.6 3,386 83.3
Metropolitan counties 12,847 100.0 375 2.9 176 1.4 1,953 15.2 10,343 80.5
Nonmetropolitan counties 2,127 100.0 120 5.6 41 1.9 358 16.8 1,608 75.6

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