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Table 78

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted

Department by Type of Weapon, 2007–2011

Year Department Total Firearm Knife or
other cutting
instrument
Bomb Blunt
instrument
Personal
weapons
Vehicle Other
Number of victim officers Total 8,379 409 79 15 81 2,467 503 4,825
2007 Total 1,650 71 17 0 14 553 131 864
U.S. Capitol Police 4 1 0 0 0 3 0 0
U.S. Department of Homeland Security 1,304 47 7 0 5 303 91 851
U.S. Department of the Interior 247 6 5 0 8 197 19 12
U.S. Department of Justice 85 17 4 0 0 43 20 1
U.S. Department of the Treasury 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
U.S. Postal Inspection Service 8 0 1 0 1 5 1 0
2008 Total 1,347 71 11 0 11 400 85 769
U.S. Capitol Police 9 0 0 0 0 8 1 0
U.S. Department of Homeland Security 1,098 60 2 0 2 217 63 754
U.S. Department of the Interior 189 4 9 0 6 152 11 7
U.S. Department of Justice 50 7 0 0 3 22 10 8
U.S. Department of the Treasury 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
U.S. Postal Inspection Service 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 Total 1,807 89 16 0 21 464 109 1,108
U.S. Capitol Police 19 1 0 0 2 0 3 13
U.S. Department of Homeland Security 1,203 38 0 0 2 185 64 914
U.S. Department of the Interior 493 14 14 0 16 269 24 156
U.S. Department of Justice 83 35 2 0 1 7 14 24
U.S. Department of the Treasury 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
U.S. Postal Inspection Service 6 1 0 0 0 3 2 0
20101 Total 1,886 86 17 0 16 387 76 1,304
U.S. Capitol Police 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 9
U.S. Department of Homeland Security2 1,003 36 5 0 4 13 34 911
U.S. Department of the Interior 650 20 11 0 12 321 27 259
U.S. Department of Justice 208 28 1 0 0 52 8 119
U.S. Department of the Treasury 9 1 0 0 0 1 2 5
U.S. Postal Inspection Service 6 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
2011 Total 1,689 92 18 15 19 663 102 780
U.S. Capitol Police 21 0 0 0 0 0 1 20
U.S. Department of Homeland Security2 836 32 3 15 11 260 52 463
U.S. Department of the Interior 536 18 9 0 6 186 22 295
U.S. Department of Justice 289 42 6 0 2 210 27 2
U.S. Department of the Treasury 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
U.S. Postal Inspection Service 7 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
  • 1Prior to 2010, data were not collected from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Air and Marine.