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2003 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
  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
Number of Officers Assaulted
739
883
812
776
703
693
Assaults With Personal Injury
368
410
390
389
367
344
Assaults Without Personal Injury
371
473
422
387
336
349
Number of Officers Killed
0
1
4
1
1
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
86
4:00am to 6:00am
25
6:00am to 8:00am
24
8:00am to 10:00am
30
10:00am to Noon
53
12:00pm to 2:00pm
32
2:00pm to 4:00pm
44
4:00pm to 6:00pm
63
6:00pm to 8:00pm
72
8:00pm to 10:00pm
68
10:00pm to Midnight
87

 

 

Officers Assaulted by Type of Call
Type of Call Number of Assaults Percentage
Disturbance
171
23.1%
Burglary in Progress
13
1.8%
Robbery in Progress
3
0.4%
Attempting Other Arrest
182
24.6%
Civil Disorder
8
1.1%
Handling Prisoners
86
11.6%
Suspicious Persons
44
6.0%
Mentally Deranged
22
3.0%
Traffic Related
90
12.2%
Ambush
10
1.3%
All Other
110
14.9%

 

Officers Assaulted by Type of Assignment
Assignment Number of Assaults Percentage
2 Officer Vehicle
176
23.8%
1 Officer Vehicle Alone
232
31.4%
1 Officer Vehicle Assisted
194
26.3%
Detective Alone
6
0.8%
Detective Assisted
7
0.9%
Other Alone
84
11.4%
Other Assisted
40
5.4%

 

Officers Assaulted by Type of Weapon
Weapon Number of Assaults Percentage
Firearm
28
3.8%
Hands/Fists/Feet
517
70.0%
Knife
25
3.4%
Other Weapon
169
22.8%
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