2005 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
  2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
Number of Officers Assaulted 922 834
739
883
812
776
703
693
Assaults With Personal Injury 431 438
368
410
390
389
367
344
Assaults Without Personal Injury 491 396
371
473
422
387
336
349
Number of Officers Killed 1
1
0
1
4
1
1
1

 

 
Officers Assaulted by Time of Day
Time of Day Number of Officers Assaulted
12:00am to 2:00am
160
2:00am to 4:00am
63
4:00am to 6:00am
38
6:00am to 8:00am
29
8:00am to 10:00am
25
10:00am to Noon
45
12:00pm to 2:00pm
47
2:00pm to 4:00pm
61
4:00pm to 6:00pm
114
6:00pm to 8:00pm
100
8:00pm to 10:00pm
108
10:00pm to Midnight
132

 

 
Officers Assaulted by Type of Call
Type of Call Number of Assaults Percentage
Disturbance
206
22.3%
Burglary in Progress
12
1.3%
Robbery in Progress
6
0.7%
Attempting Other Arrest
159
17.2%
Civil Disorder
8
0.9%
Handling Prisoners
184
20.0%
Suspicious Persons
51
5.5%
Mentally Deranged
15
1.6%
Traffic Related
131
14.2%
Ambush
1
0.1%
All Other
149
16.2%

 

 
Officers Assaulted by Type of Assignment
Assignment Number of Assaults Percentage
2 Officer Vehicle
152
16.5%
1 Officer Vehicle Alone
213
23.1%
1 Officer Vehicle Assisted
291
31.6%
Detective Alone
14
1.5%
Detective Assisted
14
1.5%
Other Alone
143
15.5%
Other Assisted
95
10.3%

 

 
Officers Assaulted by Type of Weapon
Weapon Number of Assaults Percentage
Firearm
59
6.4%
Hands/Fists/Feet
618
67.0%
Knife
18
2%
Other Weapon
227
24.6%

 

 
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