Table 73

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Weapon and Percent Distribution,1 2009
Circumstance 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
Disturbance call 18,672 100.0 746 4.0 416 2.2 1,794 9.6 15,716 84.2
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 850 100.0 50 5.9 27 3.2 169 19.9 604 71.1
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 552 100.0 130 23.6 11 2.0 100 18.1 311 56.3
Attempting other arrest 8,797 100.0 186 2.1 112 1.3 949 10.8 7,550 85.8
Civil disorder (mass disobedience,
riot, etc.)
789 100.0 8 1.0 3 0.4 107 13.6 671 85.0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner 7,274 100.0 26 0.4 36 0.5 660 9.1 6,552 90.1
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance 5,475 100.0 258 4.7 77 1.4 761 13.9 4,379 80.0
Ambush situation 228 100.0 47 20.6 1 0.4 60 26.3 120 52.6
Handling person with mental illness 1,146 100.0 45 3.9 59 5.1 137 12.0 905 79.0
Traffic pursuit/stop 5,479 100.0 213 3.9 36 0.7 1,843 33.6 3,387 61.8
All other 8,006 100.0 285 3.6 102 1.3 1,221 15.3 6,398 79.9

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