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Table 72: law enforcement officers assaulted: population group by type of weapon and percent distribution, 2012.

Table 72
Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Population Group by Type of Weapon and Percent Distribution, (1) 2012

                                                      Firearm

                                   Percent                   Percent
                                  distribu-                 distribu-
Population group/       Total       tion         Total        tion
  agency type

Number of victim        52,901         100.0       2,259           4.3
  officers
  Group I (cities       13,244         100.0         839           6.3
    250,000 and over)
  Group II (cities       7,565         100.0         245           3.2
    100,000-249,999)
  Group III (cities      5,781         100.0         181           3.1
    50,000-99,999)
  Group IV (cities       4,355         100.0         151           3.5
    25,000-49,999)
  Group V (cities        3,772         100.0         122           3.2
    10,000-24,999)
  Group VI (cities       3,651         100.0          79           2.2
    under 10,000)
  Metropolitan          12,652         100.0         538           4.3
    counties
  Nonmetropolitan        1,881         100.0         104           5.5
    counties

                                     Knife or             Other
                                   other cutting        dangerous
                                     instrument           weapon

                                          Percent             Percent
                                          distribu-           distribu-
Population group/       Total    Total      tion     Total      tion
  agency type

Number of victim        52,901      893        1.7    7,341       13.9
  officers
  Group I (cities       13,244      246        1.9    1,879       14.2
    250,000 and over)
  Group II (cities       7,565       98        1.3      982       13.0
    100,000-249,999)
  Group III (cities      5,781      100        1.7      722       12.5
    50,000-99,999)
  Group IV (cities       4,355       91        2.1      534       12.3
    25,000-49,999)
  Group V (cities        3,772       61        1.6      481       12.8
    10,000-24,999)
  Group VI (cities       3,651       67        1.8      452       12.4
    under 10,000)
  Metropolitan          12,652      183        1.4    1,940       15.3
    counties
  Nonmetropolitan        1,881       47        2.5      351       18.7
    counties

                                       Personal
                                       weapons

                                            Percent
                                           distribu-
Population group/       Total     Total      tion
  agency type

Number of victim        52,901    42,408        80.2
  officers
  Group I (cities       13,244    10,280        77.6
    250,000 and over)
  Group II (cities       7,565     6,240        82.5
    100,000-249,999)
  Group III (cities      5,781     4,778        82.7
    50,000-99,999)
  Group IV (cities       4,355     3,579        82.2
    25,000-49,999)
  Group V (cities        3,772     3,108        82.4
    10,000-24,999)
  Group VI (cities       3,651     3,053        83.6
    under 10,000)
  Metropolitan          12,652     9,991        79.0
    counties
  Nonmetropolitan        1,881     1,379        73.3
    counties

(1) Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
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Date:Jan 1, 2012
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