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Table 71

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted

Region, Geographic Division, and State by Type of Weapon, 2011

Area Total Firearm Knife or
other cutting
instrument
Other
dangerous
weapon
Personal
weapons
Number of
reporting
agencies
Population
covered
Number of
officers
employed
Number of victim officers 54,774 2,208 997 7,808 43,761 11,944 251,004,326 535,651
NORTHEAST 7,144 213 119 818 5,994 2,445 38,667,768 91,694
New England 1,732 14 15 215 1,488 571 8,415,163 19,072
Connecticut 846 8 3 126 709 101 3,535,972 8,255
Maine 200 2 3 16 179 145 1,305,057 1,905
Massachusetts 104 2 0 10 92 49 752,553 3,067
New Hampshire 221 1 6 26 188 150 1,175,688 2,228
Rhode Island 285 1 2 34 248 48 1,051,302 2,490
Vermont 76 0 1 3 72 78 594,591 1,127
Middle Atlantic 5,412 199 104 603 4,506 1,874 30,252,605 72,622
New Jersey 2,114 56 29 209 1,820 537 8,459,344 28,415
New York 880 7 12 88 773 462 10,254,433 24,620
Pennsylvania 2,418 136 63 306 1,913 875 11,538,828 19,587
MIDWEST 7,474 291 146 1,240 5,797 2,876 40,586,632 78,032
East North Central 3,166 128 60 661 2,317 1,322 22,527,841 42,304
Illinois1 104 0 0 9 95 1 153,331 264
Indiana 1,168 25 28 385 730 283 5,315,481 8,518
Michigan 1,073 69 24 185 795 537 9,057,828 16,566
Ohio 267 13 4 18 232 131 2,488,825 4,891
Wisconsin 554 21 4 64 465 370 5,512,376 12,065
West North Central 4,308 163 86 579 3,480 1,554 18,058,791 35,728
Iowa 517 13 17 118 369 225 2,869,670 4,272
Kansas 561 8 15 50 488 64 977,429 2,613
Minnesota 308 14 7 74 213 316 5,263,708 8,712
Missouri 2,400 119 35 274 1,972 541 5,883,194 14,403
Nebraska 192 6 2 34 150 207 1,668,579 3,353
North Dakota 106 0 0 13 93 93 666,474 1,149
South Dakota 224 3 10 16 195 108 729,737 1,226
SOUTH 25,028 957 414 3,658 19,999 4,772 102,616,773 232,858
South Atlantic 16,501 519 233 2,188 13,561 2,326 58,297,627 137,932
Delaware 487 18 16 91 362 54 906,750 2,274
District of Columbia2 511 14 9 41 447 1 617,996 3,818
Florida 6,535 221 92 1,096 5,126 398 19,025,991 42,826
Georgia 1,049 49 13 121 866 421 8,722,356 23,662
Maryland 3,488 68 36 281 3,103 152 5,782,501 13,986
North Carolina 2,280 56 30 185 2,009 368 8,800,200 20,605
South Carolina 612 66 9 118 419 318 4,668,211 11,257
Virginia 1,380 20 19 231 1,110 343 8,083,730 16,480
West Virginia 159 7 9 24 119 271 1,689,892 3,024
East South Central 2,674 211 68 563 1,832 821 11,513,513 24,871
Alabama3
Kentucky 799 33 16 143 607 287 3,650,951 5,738
Mississippi 147 10 1 22 114 84 1,465,784 3,073
Tennessee 1,728 168 51 398 1,111 450 6,396,778 16,060
West South Central 5,853 227 113 907 4,606 1,625 32,805,633 70,055
Arkansas 98 8 0 7 83 213 2,568,188 5,242
Louisiana 1,306 39 13 345 909 79 2,630,919 8,703
Oklahoma 686 28 15 111 532 317 3,726,176 6,635
Texas 3,763 152 85 444 3,082 1,016 23,880,350 49,475
WEST 15,128 747 318 2,092 11,971 1,851 69,133,153 133,067
Mountain 4,808 297 142 713 3,656 784 20,920,179 41,173
Arizona 1,900 131 39 283 1,447 89 6,064,833 11,673
Colorado 771 62 23 130 556 212 4,904,612 10,906
Idaho 184 5 6 17 156 105 1,579,613 2,731
Montana 138 6 1 15 116 98 987,728 1,520
Nevada 254 31 13 68 142 15 2,203,633 4,674
New Mexico 886 45 50 147 644 88 1,952,552 4,278
Utah 608 10 8 46 544 116 2,679,175 4,115
Wyoming 67 7 2 7 51 61 548,033 1,276
Pacific 10,320 450 176 1,379 8,315 1,067 48,212,974 91,894
Alaska 381 20 9 44 308 31 714,559 1,252
California 8,377 373 142 1,117 6,745 654 37,259,192 76,679
Hawaii3
Oregon 588 12 7 80 489 149 3,767,318 5,306
Washington 974 45 18 138 773 233 6,471,905 8,657
  • 1The figures represent the number of assaults on officers reported by the Rockford Police Department.
  • 2The figures represent the number of assaults on officers reported by the Metropolitan Police Department.
  • 3Data for Alabama and Hawaii were not available for inclusion in this table.