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355. Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted

[Covers officers killed feloniously and accidentally in line of duty; includes federal officers. 1988 excludes Florida and Kentucky. NORTHEAST: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. MIDWEST: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas. SOUTH: Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. WEST: Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, and Hawaii]

 
Item 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
 
OFFICERS KILLED
 
    Total killed 165 157 164 152 147 148 133 148 155 145 133 124 130 129 141 133 112 132 142
 
Northeast. 31 17 17 20 21 19 15 24 17 23 13 16 16 12 17 16 17 14 6
Midwest .. 23 29 41 26 22 23 20 31 18 22 20 26 15 27 30 19 21 25 19
South 72 80 75 64 69 64 63 51 77 67 69 55 68 57 50 63 46 55 70
West.. 32 27 27 34 32 29 29 40 39 23 23 18 23 22 30 32 18 31 36
 
Puerto Rico. 6 3 3 6 3 10 6 2 0 8 8 8 8 11 9 2 10 7 9
Outlying areas, foreign
countries 1 1 1 2 0 3 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 2
 
ASSAULTS
 
Population (1,000) 1 182,288 177,836 176,563 198,341 195,794 198,935 196,030 190,025 186,527 189,641 199,834 187,866 217,997 211,914 217,935 198,155 166,038 191,303 190,189
 
Number of--
  Agencies represented 9,235 9,019 8,829 9,908 10,002 9,906 9,755 8,957 8,873 9,213 9,512 9,043 10,862 9,858 10,434 8,895 7,808 8,522 8,000
  Police officers.. 345,554 332,856 319,101 377,620 372,268 389,808 380,249 378,977 369,863 380,232 414,037 399,020 460,430 456,565 473,946 440,582 373,575 423,930 445,898
    Total assaulted 57,847 57,174 55,775 62,324 60,153 61,724 64,259 63,842 58,916 62,172 72,270 62,852 81,252 66,975 64,912 58,063 46,695 49,151 59,545
Firearm 3,295 3,334 2,642 3,067 2,654 2,793 2,852 2,789 2,760 3,154 3,665 3,532 4,455 4,002 3,168 2,373 1,887 1,844 2,073
Knife or cutting instrument 1,653 1,733 1,452 1,829 1,662 1,715 1,614 1,561 1,368 1,379 1,650 1,493 2,095 1,574 1,513 1,362 871 895 1,077
Other dangerous weapon 5,415 4,803 4,879 5,527 5,148 5,263 5,721 5,685 5,579 5,778 7,436 7,014 8,604 7,551 7,210 6,451 5,084 5,389 7,266
Hands, fists, feet, etc 47,484 47,304 46,802 51,901 50,689 51,953 54,072 53,807 49,209 51,861 59,519 50,813 66,098 53,848 53,021 47,877 38,853 41,023 49,129



1 Represents the number of persons covered by agencies shown.

Source: U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, annual.

http://WWW.fbi.GOV/ucr/ucr.htm



https://allcountries.org/uscensus/355_law_enforcement_officers_killed_and_assaulted.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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