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2002 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
  1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Number of Officers Assaulted
693
703
776
812
883
Assaults With Personal Injury
344
367
389
390
410
Assaults Without Personal Injury
349
336
387
422
473
Number of Officers Killed
1
1
1
4
1

 

Officers Assaulted by Time of Day
Time of Day Number of Officers Assaulted
12:00am to 2:00am
155
2:00am to 4:00am
114
4:00am to 6:00am
28
6:00am to 8:00am
28
8:00am to 10:00am
47
10:00am to Noon
41
12:00pm to 2:00pm
45
2:00pm to 4:00pm
47
4:00pm to 6:00pm
58
6:00pm to 8:00pm
92
8:00pm to 10:00pm
102
10:00pm to Midnight
126

 

 

Officers Assaulted by Type of Call
Type of Call Number of Assaults Percentage
Disturbance
231
26.2%
Burglary in Progress
6
0.7%
Robbery in Progress
5
0.6%
Attempting Other Arrest
195
22.1%
Civil Disorder
7
0.8%
Handling Prisoners
156
17.6%
Suspicious Persons
76
8.6%
Mentally Deranged
36
4.1%
Traffic Related
84
9.5%
Ambush
2
.2%
All Other
85
9.6%

 

Officers Assaulted by Type of Assignment
Assignment Number of Assaults Percentage
2 Officer Vehicle
157
17.8%
1 Officer Vehicle Alone
293
33.1%
1 Officer Vehicle Assisted
263
29.8%
Detective Alone
7
0.8%
Detective Assisted
14
1.6%
Other Alone
76
8.6%
Other Assisted
73
8.3%

 

Officers Assaulted by Type of Weapon
Weapon Number of Assaults Percentage
Firearm
37
4.2%
Hands/Fists/Feet
664
75.2%
Knife
23
2.6%
Other Weapon
159
18.0%
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