Table 78

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted
Department by Type of Weapon, 2005–2009
Year Department Total Firearm Knife or
other cutting
instrument
Bomb Blunt
instrument
Personal
weapons
Vehicle Threat Other
Number of victim officers Total 7,959 501 56 0 79 2,506 541 289 3,987
2005 Total 1,882 161 8 0 16 605 120 289 683
U.S. Capitol Police 12 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 3
U.S. Department of Homeland Security 1,159 125 2 0 7 244 74 47 660
U.S. Department of the Interior 528 5 5 0 5 259 28 212 14
U.S. Department of Justice 162 27 1 0 3 82 17 26 6
U.S. Department of the Treasury 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
U.S. Postal Inspection Service 18 4 0 0 1 12 0 1 0
20061 Total 1,273 109 4 0 17 484 96   563
U.S. Capitol Police 5 0 0 0 0 5 0   0
U.S. Department of Homeland Security 866 64 2 0 10 212 56   522
U.S. Department of the Interior 257 5 2 0 7 210 28   5
U.S. Department of Justice 137 40 0 0 0 50 12   35
U.S. Department of the Treasury 2 0 0 0 0 2 0   0
U.S. Postal Inspection Service 6 0 0 0 0 5 0   1
2007 Total 1,650 71 17 0 14 553 131   864
U.S. Capitol Police 4 1 0 0 0 3 0   0
U.S. Department of Homeland Security 1,304 47 7 0 5 303 91   851
U.S. Department of the Interior2 247 6 5 0 8 197 19   12
U.S. Department of Justice 85 17 4 0 0 43 20   1
U.S. Department of the Treasury 2 0 0 0 0 2 0   0
U.S. Postal Inspection Service 8 0 1 0 1 5 1   0
2008 Total 1,347 71 11 0 11 400 85   769
U.S. Capitol Police 9 0 0 0 0 8 1   0
U.S. Department of Homeland Security 1,098 60 2 0 2 217 63   754
U.S. Department of the Interior2 189 4 9 0 6 152 11   7
U.S. Department of Justice 50 7 0 0 3 22 10   8
U.S. Department of the Treasury 1 0 0 0 0 1 0   0
U.S. Postal Inspection Service 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0
2009 Total 1,807 89 16 0 21 464 109   1,108
U.S. Capitol Police 19 1 0 0 2 0 3   13
U.S. Department of Homeland Security 1,203 38 0 0 2 185 64   914
U.S. Department of the Interior2 493 14 14 0 16 269 24   156
U.S. Department of Justice 83 35 2 0 1 7 14   24
U.S. Department of the Treasury 3 0 0 0 0 0 2   1
U.S. Postal Inspection Service 6 1 0 0 0 3 2   0

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