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2015 Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted
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Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted

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
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
Number of Officers Assaulted
1,151
1,037
1,015
827
801
787
758
814
929
982
Assaults With Personal Injury
632
578
565
511
450
433
418
436
484
477
Assaults Without Personal Injury
519
459
450
315
351
354
340
378
445
505
Number of Officers Killed
4
1
0
6
1
1
1
0
2
3
 

Officers Assaulted by Time of Day
Time of Day Number of Officers Assaulted
12:00am to 2:00am
129
2:00am to 4:00am
67
4:00am to 6:00am
42
6:00am to 8:00am
31
8:00am to 10:00am
38
10:00am to Noon
97
12:00pm to 2:00pm
97
2:00pm to 4:00pm
103
4:00pm to 6:00pm
130
6:00pm to 8:00pm
130
8:00pm to 10:00pm
147
10:00pm to Midnight
140
 

Officers Assaulted by Type of Call
Type of Call Number of Assaults
Disturbance
336
Burglary in Progress
7
Robbery in Progress
6
Attempting Other Arrest
181
Civil Disorder
12
Handling Prisoners
201
Suspicious Persons
90
Ambush
12
Mentally Deranged
58
Traffic Related
85
All Other
163
 

Officers Assaulted by Type of Assignment
Assignment Number of Assaults
2 Officer Vehicle
107
1 Officer Vehicle Alone
293
1 Officer Vehicle Assisted
411
Detective Alone
9
Detective Assisted
16
Other Alone
106
Other Assisted
209
 

Officers Assaulted by Type of Weapon
Weapon Number of Assaults
Firearm
93
Hands/Fists/Feet
805
Knife
51
Other Weapon
202