Assaults on Officers

Broadly, assaults on officers may be defined as the assault of duly sworn city, university and college, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement officers. Law enforcement agencies reported to the FBI, which collects national data on assaults on officers, that 50,212 officers were assaulted while performing their duties in 2015. The rate of officer assaults in 2015 was 9.9 per 100 sworn officers (up from 9.0 per 100 in 2014). Generally, however, national data is not well or consistently collected regarding assaults on officers, particularly those that do not involve the use of a weapon that could have caused injuries or those that do not result in injuries to officers. Reporting this data to the FBI is voluntary.

Related Resources: FBI’s Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) Program


The agencies below have all released data regarding assaults on officers, which may or may not include all types of assaults and all outcomes (injury, non-injury, death).

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Assaults on Officers Datasets

Name City State Link Title
Name City State Link Title
Bloomington Police Department Bloomington IN https://goo.gl/vQgv6Z Assaults on Officers
Cincinnatti Police Department Cincinnatti OH https://goo.gl/wfKSrk Assaults on Officers
Hartford Police Department Hartford CT https://goo.gl/sfcqM5 Assaults on Officers
Louisville Metro Police Department Louisville KY https://goo.gl/8YmVxx Assaults on Officers
Montgomery County Police Department Montgomery County MD https://goo.gl/SYYkpD Assaults on Officers
Tucson Police Department Tucson AZ https://goo.gl/WkD6CK Assaults on Officers