2008 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
  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
Number of Officers Assaulted 814 929 982 922 834
739
883
812
776
703
693
Assaults With Personal Injury 436 484 477 431 438
368
410
390
389
367
344
Assaults Without Personal Injury 378 445 505 491 396
371
473
422
387
336
349
Number of Officers Killed
0
2
3
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
155
2:00am to 4:00am
96
4:00am to 6:00am
21
6:00am to 8:00am
21
8:00am to 10:00am
32
10:00am to Noon
24
12:00pm to 2:00pm
42
2:00pm to 4:00pm
35
4:00pm to 6:00pm
63
6:00pm to 8:00pm
83
8:00pm to 10:00pm
112
10:00pm to Midnight
130

 

 
Officers Assaulted by Type of Call
Type of Call Number of Assaults
Disturbance
246
Burglary in Progress
8
Robbery in Progress
1
Attempting Other Arrest
140
Civil Disorder
5
Handling Prisoners
142
Suspicious Persons
45
Ambush
7
Mentally Deranged
36
Traffic Related
88
All Other
96

 

 
Officers Assaulted by Type of Assignment
Assignment Number of Assaults
2 Officer Vehicle
93
1 Officer Vehicle Alone
197
1 Officer Vehicle Assisted
350
Detective Alone
8
Detective Assisted
10
Other Alone
44
Other Assisted
112

 

 
Officers Assaulted by Type of Weapon
Weapon Number of Assaults
Firearm
37
Hands/Fists/Feet
621
Knife
27
Other Weapon
129

 

 
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