Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted

A Law Enforcement Officers Killed or Assaulted (LEOKA) Report is created for each Homicide, Negligent Manslaughter, Rape, Fondling, Aggravated Assault, and Simple Assault when the victim is a sworn law enforcement officer.  The agency that employs the officer makes the report regardless of where the assault or death occurred.
 
The UCR Manual contains more information about these reports. 

2017 Summary

There were 6,622 incidents of assault against law enforcment officers reported in 2017 with 2 percent resulting in serious injury.
 
2017 Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
 
 
In 2017, 81 percent of the reported incidents of assault against law enforcement officers contained information regarding the type of activity officers were responding to.
 
2017 Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted

In 2017, 78.3 percent of reported incidents of assault against law enforcement officers involved hands, fists, or feet as the weapon type.
 
2017 Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
 
* The Firearm category is used for any weapon that fires a projectile through energy supplied by an explosive substance and not considered a handgun, rifle, or shotgun, or where the type of firearm is unable to be determined.
** Other includes any item used as a weapon in a manner that could cause injury or death but is not described as one of the above weapon types.  Examples of Other weapon types include a pillow used to suffocate an individual or an automobile used to intentionaly kill a victim.


In 2017, 5,338 of the reported incidents of assault against law enforcement officers contained information regarding their vehicular assignment.
 
2017 Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted

Additional information about assaults against law enforcement officers is available.
 
Law Enforcement Officers Killed or Assaulted, Statewide (PDF)
     2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008
     2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998

 
 
Source: Florida Statistical Analysis Center. FDLE, Crime in Florida,
Florida uniform crime report, 1998-2017.
 

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