2012 Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted

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This report contains information on sworn law enforcement officers who are accidentally or feloniously killed in the line of duty or who were assaulted in the line of duty.   (FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Definition).

 
Breakdown per Year
  2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
Number of Officers Assaulted
827
801
787
758
814
929
982
922
834
739
883
812
776
Assaults With Personal Injury
511
450
433
418
436
484
477
431
438
368
410
390
389
Assaults Without Personal Injury
315
351
354
340
378
445
505
491
396
371
473
422
387
Number of Officers Killed
6
1
1
1
0
2
3
1
1
0
1
4
1

 

 
Officers Assaulted by Time of Day
Time of Day Number of Officers Assaulted
12:00am to 2:00am
132
2:00am to 4:00am
88
4:00am to 6:00am
23
6:00am to 8:00am
32
8:00am to 10:00am
30
10:00am to Noon
50
12:00pm to 2:00pm
45
2:00pm to 4:00pm
66
4:00pm to 6:00pm
78
6:00pm to 8:00pm
91
8:00pm to 10:00pm
77
10:00pm to Midnight
115

 

 
Officers Assaulted by Type of Call
Type of Call Number of Assaults
Disturbance
197
Burglary in Progress
12
Robbery in Progress
3
Attempting Other Arrest
154
Civil Disorder
5
Handling Prisoners
219
Suspicious Persons
65
Ambush
2
Mentally Deranged
40
Traffic Related
62
All Other
68

 

 
Officers Assaulted by Type of Assignment
Assignment Number of Assaults
2 Officer Vehicle
81
1 Officer Vehicle Alone
193
1 Officer Vehicle Assisted
310
Detective Alone
6
Detective Assisted
7
Other Alone
75
Other Assisted
155

 

 
Officers Assaulted by Type of Weapon
Weapon Number of Assaults
Firearm
36
Hands/Fists/Feet
624
Knife
34
Other Weapon
133

 

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