Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted:

Age, experience, gender, and race characteristics
 
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.

LEOKA Reports contain information regarding an officer's age and experience as well as the race and gender of both the officer and offender.
 
The UCR Manual contains more information about these reports. 

2017 Summary

Law enforcement officers assaulted in 2017 ranged in age from 19 to 70 years.
 
2017 Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted

LEOKA Reports contain information regarding officer experience. For LEOKA purposes, officer experience refers to the number of years the officer has been in law enforcement.  In 2017, there were 205 instances where the officer's experience was more than 24 years.
 
2017 Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted

For the 6,662 reported incidents of assault against law enforcement officers in 2017, 86% of the officers were males and 14% were females.  Over 85 percent of the reports contained information regarding the gender of both the offender and the officer.
 
2017 Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted
 
*987 reports did not include the gender of the offender or indicated the gender was unknown.
 
The LEOKA Reports include information regarding the race of the offender and the officer assaulted.  Nearly 85 percent of the reports contained information regarding the race of both the offender and the officer.

2017 Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted

*999 reports did not include the race of the offender or indicated the race was unknown.

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

 

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