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Table 73: law enforcement officers assaulted: circumstance at scene of incident by type of weapon and percent distribution, 2012.

Table 73
Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Weapon and Percent
Distribution, (1) 2012

                                                     Firearm

                                    Percent                Percent
Circumstance             Total    distribution   Total   distribution

Number of victim         52,901          100.0    2,259           4.3
  officers

  Disturbance call       17,205          100.0      753           4.4
  Burglary in               760          100.0       42           5.5
  progress/pursuing
  burglary suspect
  Robbery in                463          100.0      100          21.6
  progress/pursuing
  robbery suspect
  Attempting other        8,057          100.0      207           2.6
  arrest
  Civil disorder            722          100.0        7           1.0
  (mass disobedience,
  riot, etc.)
  Handling,               7,173          100.0       64           0.9
  transporting,
  custody of prisoner
  Investigating           4,915          100.0      307           6.2
  suspicious
  person/circumstance
  Ambush situation          267          100.0      104          39.0
  Handling person         1,353          100.0       80           5.9
  with mental illness
  Traffic pursuit/stop    4,450          100.0      280           6.3
  All other               7,536          100.0      315           4.2

                                                    Knife or
                                                 other cutting
                                                   instrument

                                                           Percent
Circumstance             Total              Total        distribution

Number of victim         52,901               893                 1.7
  officers

  Disturbance call       17,205               380                 2.2
  Burglary in               760                11                 1.4
  progress/pursuing
  burglary suspect
  Robbery in                463                13                 2.8
  progress/pursuing
  robbery suspect
  Attempting other        8,057               109                 1.4
  arrest
  Civil disorder            722                 3                 0.4
  (mass disobedience,
  riot, etc.)
  Handling,               7,173                35                 0.5
  transporting,
  custody of prisoner
  Investigating           4,915               101                 2.1
  suspicious
  person/circumstance
  Ambush situation          267                12                 4.5
  Handling person         1,353                82                 6.1
  with mental illness
  Traffic pursuit/stop    4,450                34                 0.8
  All other               7,536               113                 1.5

                                                     Other
                                                   dangerous
                                                    weapon

                                                            Percent
Circumstance             Total              Total         distribution

Number of victim         52,901            7,341                 13.9
  officers

  Disturbance call       17,205            1,692                  9.8
  Burglary in               760              139                 18.3
  progress/pursuing
  burglary suspect
  Robbery in                463               80                 17.3
  progress/pursuing
  robbery suspect
  Attempting other        8,057              843                 10.5
  arrest
  Civil disorder            722              193                 26.7
  (mass disobedience,
  riot, etc.)
  Handling,               7,173              605                  8.4
  transporting,
  custody of prisoner
  Investigating           4,915              674                 13.7
  suspicious
  person/circumstance
  Ambush situation          267               48                 18.0
  Handling person         1,353              163                 12.0
  with mental illness
  Traffic pursuit/stop    4,450            1,548                 34.8
  All other               7,536            1,356                 18.0

                                                  Personal
                                                   weapons

                                                           Percent
Circumstance             Total              Total        distribution

Number of victim         52,901            42,408                80.2
  officers

  Disturbance call       17,205            14,380                83.6
  Burglary in               760               568                74.7
  progress/pursuing
  burglary suspect
  Robbery in                463               270                58.3
  progress/pursuing
  robbery suspect
  Attempting other        8,057             6,898                85.6
  arrest
  Civil disorder            722               519                71.9
  (mass disobedience,
  riot, etc.)
  Handling,               7,173             6,469                90.2
  transporting,
  custody of prisoner
  Investigating           4,915             3,833                78.0
  suspicious
  person/circumstance
  Ambush situation          267               103                38.6
  Handling person         1,353             1,028                76.0
  with mental illness
  Traffic pursuit/stop    4,450             2,588                58.2
  All other               7,536             5,752                76.3

(1) Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
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