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Table 71: law enforcement officers assaulted: region, geographic division, and state by type of weapon, 2012.

Table 71
Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Region, Geographic Division, and State by Type of Weapon, 2012

Area            Total    Firearm     Knife or      Other      Personal
                                      other      dangerous    weapons
                                     cutting     us weapon
                                    instrument

Number of       52,901      2,259          893        7,341     42,408
  victim
  officers
NORTHEAST        7,089        227          105          755      6,002
New England      1,736         18           17          166      1,535
Connecticut        791          6           10           76        699
Maine              173          0            1           11        161
Massachusetts       57          0            3            3         51
New Hampshire      255          5            1           18        231
Rhode Island       356          5            1           50        300
Vermont            104          2            1            8         93
Middle           5,353        209           88          589      4,467
  Atlantic
New Jersey       2,060         24           27          173      1,836
New York           928          6           15          118        789
Pennsylvania     2,365        179           46          298      1,842
MIDWEST          7,515        316          116          956      6,127
East North       3,342        124           53          381      2,784
Central
Illinois (1)       110          4            8            5         93
Indiana          1,191         27            4          101      1,059
Michigan         1,043         61           29          168        785
Ohio               288         12            5           13        258
Wisconsin          710         20            7           94        589
West North       4,173        192           63          575      3,343
  Central
Iowa               407         12            3           88        304
Kansas             574         16           17           83        458
Minnesota          393         14            7           73        299
Missouri         2,257        140           32          275      1,810
Nebraska           195          5            4           29        157
North Dakota       136          0            0            6        130
South Dakota       211          5            0           21        185
SOUTH           22,885        975          355        3,333     18,222
South           13,975        483          190        1,700     11,602
  Atlantic
Delaware           436         17            3           95        321
District of
Columbia (2)
  Florida        5,951        177           79          829      4,866
Georgia          1,303         42           24          162      1,075
Maryland         1,990         28           28          144      1,790
North            2,325        107           33          160      2,025
  Carolina
South              603         76            8          109        410
  Carolina
Virginia         1,367         36           15          201      1,115
West
  Virginia(2)
East South       2,976        260           76          608      2,032
  Central
Alabama            246         29            8           71        138
Kentucky           787         39            8          122        618
Mississippi        121          9            2           17         93
Tennessee        1,822        183           58          398      1,183
West South       5,934        232           89        1,025      4,588
  Central
Arkansas           145          9            3           26        107
Louisiana        1,044         23            2          422        597
Oklahoma           695         27           28          146        494
Texas            4,050        173           56          431      3,390
WEST            15,412        741          317        2,297     12,057
Mountain         5,307        279          140          789      4,099
Arizona          2,211        153           59          340      1,659
Colorado           813         36           32          137        608
Idaho              223          7            9           26        181
Montana            196          4            2           25        165
Nevada             373         35           14           90        234
New Mexico         726         23           16          122        565
Utah               697         18            8           47        624
Wyoming             68          3            0            2         63
Pacific         10,105        462          177        1,508      7,958
Alaska             383         33           12           36        302
California       8,115        387          139        1,254      6,335
Hawaii (3)          36          0            0            6         30
Oregon             642         11            8           64        559
Washington         929         31           18          148        732

Area            Total      Number of       Population      Number of

                           reporting        covered         officers
                           agencies                         employed

Number of       52,901          11,759      247,772,900        520,047
  victim
  officers
NORTHEAST        7,089           2,461       38,338,850         86,786
New England      1,736             549        7,780,883         17,701
Connecticut        791             101        3,051,583          7,349
Maine              173             148        1,328,674          1,930
Massachusetts       57              27          660,685          2,514
New Hampshire      255             146        1,166,278          2,208
Rhode Island       356              48        1,050,292          2,453
Vermont            104              79          523,371          1,247
Middle           5,353           1,912       30,557,967         69,085
  Atlantic
New Jersey       2,060             543        8,707,947         25,242
New York           928             402        9,699,675         23,711
Pennsylvania     2,365             967       12,150,345         20,132
MIDWEST          7,515           2,708       39,051,696         75,932
East North       3,342           1,137       21,190,250         40,366
Central
Illinois (1)       110               1          152,293            271
Indiana          1,191             126        3,793,235          6,577
Michigan         1,043             537        9,608,555         16,756
Ohio               288             115        2,152,677          4,473
Wisconsin          710             358        5,483,490         12,289
West North       4,173           1,571       17,861,446         35,566
  Central
Iowa               407             225        2,717,049          4,066
Kansas             574             100        1,056,723          3,210
Minnesota          393             313        5,292,552          8,690
Missouri         2,257             519        5,675,912         13,781
Nebraska           195             210        1,678,641          3,317
North Dakota       136              93          687,684          1,229
South Dakota       211             111          752,885          1,273
SOUTH           22,885           4,732       99,549,014        224,123
South           13,975           2,109       53,011,240        127,891
  Atlantic
Delaware           436              55          916,825          2,302
District of
Columbia (2)
  Florida        5,951             328       16,659,598         40,893
Georgia          1,303             482        9,158,165         25,337
Maryland         1,990             147        4,076,519         10,167
North            2,325             371        9,432,884         21,757
  Carolina
South              603             310        4,584,236         10,796
  Carolina
Virginia         1,367             416        8,183,013         16,639
West
  Virginia(2)
East South       2,976           1,042       14,535,539         31,571
  Central
Alabama            246             194        2,791,627          5,802
Kentucky           787             328        4,031,962          6,259
Mississippi        121              75        1,266,129          3,116
Tennessee        1,822             445        6,445,821         16,394
West South       5,934           1,581       32,002,235         64,661
  Central
Arkansas           145             210        2,511,409          5,234
Louisiana        1,044              85        1,991,349          6,497
Oklahoma           695             322        3,813,992          6,911
Texas            4,050             964       23,685,485         46,019
WEST            15,412           1,858       70,833,340        133,206
Mountain         5,307             772       21,870,336         42,075
Arizona          2,211              88        6,509,569         12,066
Colorado           813             216        5,098,993         11,323
Idaho              223             103        1,572,723          2,705
Montana            196              85          867,279          1,330
Nevada             373              35        2,758,931          5,024
New Mexico         726              61        1,678,490          3,576
Utah               697             125        2,829,066          4,853
Wyoming             68              59          555,285          1,198
Pacific         10,105           1,086       48,963,004         91,131
Alaska             383              31          471,231            866
California       8,115             679       38,014,766         76,185
Hawaii (3)          36               1          158,760            343
Oregon             642             145        3,788,825          5,229
Washington         929             230        6,529,422          8,508

(1) Data represents the number of assaults on officers reported
by the Rockford Police Department.
(2) Data for the District of Columbia and West Virginia were
not available for inclusion in this table.
(3) Data represents the number of assaults on officers reported
by the Maui Police Department.
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