Federal law enforcement officers killed and assaulted

Section III: federal law enforcement officers killed and assaulted

Methodology

This section of Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2002, ad-dresses information about federal law enforcement officers who were killed or assaulted in the line of duty in 2002 and who were employed by the following departments and agencies: the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security, the Interior, Justice, and the Treasury; the U.S. Capitol Police; and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Within these 6 federal entities are 13 agencies, bureaus, or services, which employ the majority of the personnel who are responsible for protecting governmental officials and enforcing and investigating violations of federal laws. The national UCR Program annually contacts these departments and requests information about the officers who were killed or assaulted in the line of duty.

Some presentations contained in Section I of this report may reflect data on additional federal officers killed in the line of duty. However, this section represents only those federal officers who were employed by the agencies and met the responsibilities listed above. Additionally, the assault tabulations regarding federal officers presented in this section differ slightly from the assault figures compiled for local and state law enforcement officers previously addressed in this publication. Regard-less of the extent or even the absence of personal injury, all reports of assaults or threats to assault are included in the compilations. Further, the circumstance categories are tailored to depict the unique duties performed by federal law enforcement personnel.

Overview

In 2002, federal law enforcement agencies reported 374 assaults on their officers, 1 of which resulted in death. Personal injuries were sustained by 132 federal officers. (See Tables 63 and 64.)

The greatest percentage of officers assaulted, 42.8 percent, were employed by the Department of the Interior. The Department of Homeland Security employed 30.2 percent of the total number of federal officers assaulted; the Department of Justice, 21.4 percent; the U.S. Capitol Police, 2.7 percent; and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, 2.1 percent. The remaining officers worked for the Department of the Treasury. (See Table 63.)

Weapons

Offenders used personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.) in 46.3 percent of the assaults on federal law enforcement officers in 2002. Vehicles were used as weapons in 12.6 percent of the assaults, firearms in 9.1 percent, blunt objects in 6.1 percent, and knives or cutting instruments in 4.3 percent. Other types of weapons were used in 4.3 percent of the assaults on federal officers, and 17.4 percent of the assaults were threats. (Based on Table 68.)

Circumstances

The majority of federal law enforcement officers, 29.7 percent, were making arrests or serving summonses when they were assaulted. An additional 19.0 percent of the victim officers were on patrol or guard duty when they were assaulted, and 18.7 percent were assigned to protection duty. Fifteen percent of the victim officers were conducting investigations or searches at the time of their attacks; 9.9 percent of the officers were on office duty; and 1.6 percent were maintaining custody of prisoners. The remaining officers (6.1 percent) were performing other duties. (Based on Table 69.)

Regional Breakdowns

Regionally, data submitted by federal agencies in 2002 revealed that the 143 officers assaulted in the South accounted for 41.3 percent of the total number of federal officers assaulted. The 117 federal officers assaulted in the West comprised 33.8 percent of the total. There were 47 victims attacked in the Midwest and 34 officers assaulted in the Northeast which accounted for 13.6 percent and 9.8 percent of the total, respectively. Five federal law enforcement officers assigned to U.S. Territories and to foreign assignments were assaulted, accounting for 1.4 percent of the total of assault victims. Incident locales were not available for 28 assaulted officers with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). (Based on Table 67.)

Assailants

In 2002, a total of 245 assailants were identified in connection with assaults on 374 federal law enforcement officers. (See Table 63.) Of the 245 known assailants, 31.0 percent were awaiting trial at the time of this publication, 29.4 percent were found guilty, prosecution was declined for 16.7 per-cent, and 8.6 percent of the assailants’ dispositions were pending prosecutive opinion. Over 7 percent (7.3) of the assailants were found not guilty, and their charges were dismissed; 4.5 percent remained fugitives, and 2.4 percent of the assailants were deceased. (Based on Table 70.)

Five-Year Totals

Data submitted by federal agencies for 1998 through 2002 revealed that 2,772 federal officers were victims of assaults. During that 5-year period, 8 federal officers (excluding the 2 federal officers who lost their lives during the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks) were feloniously killed. (See Table 65.) Three of the victim agents, all of whom were killed in 1998, were employed by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (BICE) (formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service [INS]). Three National Park Service rangers were slain in 1998, 1999, and 2002–1 in each year–and 2 U.S. Capitol Police officers were killed in 1998.

Summary of Assaults by Department

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

The DHS reported 113 officers were assaulted in 2002, 32 of whom suffered nonfatal personal injuries during the attacks. The BICE (formerly the INS), which provided assault data only for those victims who discharged their service weapons during their assaults, reported 54 victims. In addition, 45 of the 113 DHS officers assaulted were employed by the U.S. Customs Service (USCS) and 14 worked for the U.S. Secret Service (USSS). (See Tables 64 and 68.) (Prior to their move to the DHS, the BICE was included in DOJ data and the USCS and USSS in the Department of the Treasury [DOT] data.)

Of the 113 DHS officers assaulted, 41.6 percent were assigned to patrol or guard duty at the time of the attacks. Those on protection duty comprised 35.4 percent of the victim total, and officers conducting investigations or searches made up 12.4 percent. At the time of the assaults, 1.8 percent of officers were making arrests or serving summonses, 0.9 percent had custody of prisoners, and the remaining 8.0 percent of the officers were assigned to other duties. (Based on Table 69.)

Forty assailants were identified in connection with the assaults on DHS officers. Of those, 20 were awaiting trial at the time of this publication, and prosecution was declined for 9 assail-ants. Six assailants were found guilty, 3 were awaiting prosecutive opinion, and assault charges were dismissed for 2 assailants. (See Table 70.)

Department of the Interior (DOI)

The DOI reported 160 officers were assaulted in 2002, 74 of whom sustained personal injuries. Ninety-seven of the assault victims were employed by the National Park Service (NPS); 63 of the officers were employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. One of the 97 NPS officers died as a result of a wound from a firearm. Data concerning weapons used against DOI officers showed that personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.) were used against 107 of the 160 victims. Sixteen officers were attacked with vehicles, 11 with knives or cutting instruments, 6 with firearms, 4 with blunt objects, and 8 with other types of weapons. Additionally, 8 victim officers were threatened. (See Tables 64 and 68.)

Of the 160 DOI officers assaulted, 53.1 percent were making arrests or serving summonses at the time of the attacks. Those assigned to protection duty comprised 18.8 percent of the victim total, and officers conducting investigations or searches made up 15.0 percent. Another 9.4 percent of officers were on patrol or guard duty at the time of assault. The remaining 3.8 percent of the victims included 2 officers who were on office duty, 1 officer who was maintaining custody of a prisoner(s), and 3 officers who were assigned to other duties. (Based on Table 69.)

There were 138 assailants identified in connection with the assaults on DOI officers. Of those, 52 were tried and found guilty, 38 were awaiting trial at the time of this publication, prosecution was declined for 17 assailants, and 16 were awaiting prosecutive opinion. Assault charges were dismissed for 6 assailants, 6 assailants were deceased, and 3 remained fugitives. (See Table 70.)

Department of Justice (DOJ)

In 2002, the DOJ reported assaults on 80 officers, 24 of whom suffered personal injury. Forty-eight of the victims were employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) employed 28 of the victims; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives employed 3 officers; and the U.S. Marshals Service employed 1 officer.

Offenders victimized DOJ officers with personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.) in 17 assaults, firearms in 11 attacks, vehicles in 6 assaults, blunt objects in 6 incidents, and knives or cutting instruments in 2 assaults. Attackers used other types of weapons against 1 officer and threatened 37 officers with violence. (See Table 68.)

The majority, 42.5 percent, of DOJ officers were assigned to office duty when assaulted. Those making arrests or serving summonses accounted for 22.5 percent of the victim total, and those con-ducting investigations or searches made up 15.0 percent. Officers performing patrol or guard duty comprised 5.0 percent of DOJ officers assaulted, and those with custody of prisoners accounted for 2.5 percent. At the time of the assaults, 12.5 percent were assigned to other duties. (Based on Table 69.)

Forty-eight assailants were identified in connection with the assaults on DOJ officers. Of those, 14 assailants were awaiting trial at the time of this publication, 11 were tried and found guilty, and prosecution was declined for 11 assailants. Eight attackers remained fugitives at the time of this publication, 2 were awaiting prosecutive opinion, and charges were dismissed for 2 assailants. (See Table 70.)

Department of the Treasury (DOT)

The DOT reported that 3 of their officers were assaulted in 2002. All of the assault victims, none of whom experienced personal injury, were employed by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). Assailants used miscellaneous (“other”) weapons against the 3 TIGTA victims. (See Tables 64 and 68.) All of the DOT officers assaulted were conducting investigations or searches at the time of attack. (See Table 69.)

One assailant was identified in connection with at least 1 assault on DOT officers. Prosecution was declined for this assailant. (See Tables 63 and 70.)

U.S. Capitol Police

The U.S. Capitol Police reported assaults on 10 officers in 2002; 1 of those officers sustained personal injury. Nine of the victims were attacked with personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.), and the tenth victim was assaulted with a vehicle. (See Tables 64 and 68.)

Five of the U.S. Capitol Police officers were making arrests or serving summonses when attacked, 2 had custody of prisoners, and 2 were on patrol or guard duty. The remaining officer was assigned to office duty. (See Table 69.)

Ten assailants were identified in connection with the assaults on the U.S. Capitol Police officers. Of those, charges were dismissed for 8 assail-ants, and prosecution was declined for 1 offender. One assailant was awaiting trial at the time of this publication. (See Table 70.)

U.S. Postal Inspection Service

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service reported that 8 officers were assaulted in 2002; 1 of the officers sustained personal injuries in the attacks. Five of the officers were attacked with personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.), 1 victim was attacked with a blunt object, and 2 officers were attacked with other weapons. (See Tables 64 and 68.)

Three of the 8 U.S. Postal Inspection Service officers were conducting investigations or searches at the time of the assaults. Three officers were on patrol or guard duty, and 1 victim was making an arrest or serving a summons. One officer was assigned to other duties when assaulted. (See Table 69.)

Eight assailants were identified in connection with the assaults on U.S. Postal Inspection Service officers. Of those, 3 were tried and found guilty, and 3 were awaiting trial at the time of this publication. Prosecution was declined for the remaining 2 assailants. (See Table 70.)

Table 63

Assaults on Federal Officers (1)

Department and Agency by Number of Victims and Known Assailants,

2001-2002

Known

Victims Assailants

Department Agency 2001 2002 2001 2002

Total 590 374 478 245

Department of Homeland Security (2) 355 113 320 40

Bureau of Immigration and Customs 286 54 266 7

Enforcement (3)

U.S. Customs Service 52 45 48 28

U.S. Secret Service 17 14 6 5

Department of the Interior 104 160 68 138

Bureau of Indian Affairs 0 63 0 56

National Park Service 104 97 68 82

Department of Justice (2,4) 94 80 59 48

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, 2 3 1 4

Firearms, and Explosives (4)

Drug Enforcement Administration (5) 28 28 29

Federal Bureau of Investigation 33 48 16 43

U.S. Marshals Service 31 1 13 1

Department of the Treasury (2,4) 12 3 7 1

Internal Revenue Service 3 0 2 0

Treasury Inspector General for Tax 9 3 5 1

Administration

U.S. Capitol Police 6 10 6 10

U.S. Postal Inspection Service 19 8 18 8

(1) The two deaths that resulted from the events of September 11, 2001,

are not included in this table.

(2) The newly created Department of Homeland Security (DHS) gained the

Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (formerly the Immigration

And Naturalization Service) from the Department of Justice and the U.S.

Customs Service and the U.S. Secret Service from the Department of the

Treasury. Beginning in 2002, data from those 3 agencies are now

reported under the DHS.

(3) For 2002, data are based only on those victims who discharged their

service weapons.

(3) With the realignment in 2002 of several federal agencies, the

Bureau of alcohol. Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (formerly the

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms) was moved from the Department

of the Treasury to the Department of Justice.

(4) For 2002, known assailant data were not reported.

Table 64

Assaults on Federal Officers

Department and Agency by Number Killed and Injured, 2002

Killed Injured

Other Other

Department Agency Firearm weapon Firearm weapon

Total 1 0 1 131

Department of Homeland 0 0 0 32

Security (1)

Bureau of Immigration and 0 0 0 11

Customs Enforcement (2)

U.S. Customs Service 0 0 0 15

U.S. Secret Service 0 0 0 6

Department of the Interior 1 0 0 74

Bureau of Indian Affairs 0 0 0 40

National Park Service 1 0 0 34

Department of Justice (1,3) 0 0 1 23

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, 0 0 0 3

Firearms, and Explosives

Drug Enforcement 0 0 1 2

Administration

Federal Bureau of 0 0 0 17

Investigation

U.S. Marshals Service 0 0 0 1

Department of the Treasury (1,3) 0 0 0 0

Internal Revenue Service 0 0 0 0

Treasury Inspector General for 0 0 0 0

Tax Administration

U.S. Capitol Police 0 0 0 1

U.S. Postal Inspection Service 0 0 0 1

(1) The newly created Department of Homeland Security (DHS) gained the

Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (formerly the Immigration

And Naturalization Service) from the Department of Justice and the U.S.

Customs Service and the U.S. Secret Service from the Department of the

Treasury. Beginning in 2002, data from those 3 agencies are now

reported under the DHS.

(2) For 2002, data are based only on those victims who discharged their

service weapons

(3) With the realignment in 2002 of several federal agencies, the

Bureau of alcohol. Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (formerly the

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms) was moved from the Department

of the Treasury to the Department of Justice.

Table 65

Officers Assaults on Federal Officers (1)

Extent of Injury by Type of Weapon, 1998-2002

Knife or

cutting Blunt

Extent of injury Total Firearm instrument object Bomb

Total 2,772 302 49 79 6

1998 653 66 9 13 1

Killed 6 6 0 0 0

Injured 175 3 0 4 0

Not injured 472 57 9 9 1

1999 627 100 13 9 0

Killed 1 1 0 0 0

Injured 171 32 3 4 0

Not injured 455 67 10 5 0

2000 528 56 7 6 5

Killed 0 0 0 0 0

Injured 124 5 1 4 0

Not injured 404 51 6 2 5

2001 590 46 4 28 0

Killed 0 0 0 0 0

Injured 126 4 2 22 0

Not injured 464 42 2 6 0

2002 374 34 16 23 0

Killed 1 1 0 0 0

Injured 132 1 5 10 0

Not injured 241 32 11 13 0

Personal

Extent of injury Vehicle weapons Threat Other

Total 314 1,013 363 646

1998 92 253 88 131

Killed 0 0 0 0

Injured 26 129 0 13

Not injured 66 124 88 118

1999 55 234 91 125

Killed 0 0 0 0

Injured 13 108 0 11

Not injured 42 126 91 114

2000 50 171 52 181

Killed 0 0 0 0

Injured 12 80 0 22

Not injured 38 91 52 159

2001 70 182 67 193

Killed 0 0 0 0

Injured 17 67 0 14

Not injured 53 115 67 179

2002 47 173 65 16

Killed 0 0 0 0

Injured 8 103 0 5

Not injured 39 70 65 11

(1) The two deaths that resulted from the events of September 11, 2001,

are not included in this table.

Table 66

Assaults on Federal Officers (1)

Department by Type of Weapon, 1998-2002

Knife or

cutting

Department Total Firearm instrument

Total 2,398 268 33

Department of Homeland Security (2) 113 17 3

2002 113 17 3

Department of the Interior 437 31 10

1998 129 10 6

1999 103 4 2

2000 101 16 0

2001 104 1 2

2002 160 6 11

Department of Justice (2,3) 1,391 207 13

1998 300 46 3

1999 384 87 4

2000 329 37 4

2001 378 37 2

2002 80 11 2

Department of the Treasury (2,3) 485 25 8

1998 205 8 0

1999 121 9 5

2000 76 2 3

2001 83 6 0

2002 3 0 0

U.S. Capitol Police 26 2 0

1998 7 2 0

1999 6 0 0

2000 7 0 0

2001 6 0 0

2002 10 0 0

U.S. Postal Inspection Service 59 3 2

1998 12 0 0

1999 13 0 2

2000 15 1 0

2001 19 2 0

2002 8 0 0

Blunt

Department object Bomb Vehicle

Total 56 6 267

Department of Homeland Security (2) 12 0 24

2002 12 0 24

Department of the Interior 12 0 69

1998 9 0 19

1999 2 0 18

2000 0 0 14

2001 1 0 18

2002 4 0 16

Department of Justice (2,3) 36 5 121

1998 0 0 33

1999 4 0 22

2000 5 5 27

2001 27 0 39

2002 6 0 6

Department of the Treasury (2,3) 6 1 66

1998 3 1 36

1999 3 0 14

2000 0 0 5

2001 0 0 11

2002 0 0 0

U.S. Capitol Police 0 0 4

1998 0 0 3

1999 0 0 0

2000 0 0 1

2001 0 0 0

2002 0 0 1

U.S. Postal Inspection Service 2 0 7

1998 1 0 1

1999 0 0 1

2000 1 0 3

2001 0 0 2

2002 1 0 0

Personal

Department weapons Threat Other

Total 840 298 630

Department of Homeland Security (2) 35 20 2

2002 35 20 2

Department of the Interior 225 67 23

1998 59 23 3

1999 64 7 6

2000 54 9 8

2001 48 28 6

2002 107 8 8

Department of Justice (2,3) 337 99 573

1998 102 8 108

1999 107 46 114

2000 63 19 169

2001 65 26 182

2002 17 37 1

Department of the Treasury (2,3) 224 129 26

1998 81 57 19

1999 50 37 3

2000 41 23 2

2001 52 12 2

2002 0 0 3

U.S. Capitol Police 14 1 5

1998 1 0 1

1999 3 1 2

2000 4 0 2

2001 6 0 0

2002 9 0 0

U.S. Postal Inspection Service 40 2 3

1998 10 0 0

1999 10 0 0

2000 9 1 0

2001 11 1 3

2002 5 0 2

(1) The 2 deaths that resulted from the events of September 11, 2001,

are not included in this table.

(2) The newly created Department of Homeland Security (DHS) gained the

Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (formerly the Immigration

And Naturalization Service) from the Department of Justice and the U.S.

Customs Service and the U.S. Secret Service from the Department of the

Treasury. Beginning in 2002, data from those 3 agencies are now

reported under the DHS.

(3) With the realignment in 2002 of several federal agencies, the

Bureau of alcohol. Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (formerly the

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms) was moved from the Department

of the Treasury to the Department of Justice.

Table 67

Assaults on Federal Officers

Region, Geographic Division, and State by Type of Weapon, 2002

Knife or

cutting

Area Total Firearm instrument

Total (1) 346 31 14

NORTHEAST 34 2 0

New England 5 0 0

Connecticut 0 0 0

Maine 0 0 0

Massachusetts 5 0 0

New Hampshire 0 0 0

Rhode Island 0 0 0

Vermont 0 0 0

Middle Atlantic 29 2 0

New Jersey 3 0 0

New York 21 2 0

Pennsylvania 5 0 0

MIDWEST 47 8 0

East North Central 20 8 0

Illinois 3 3 0

Indiana 0 0 0

Michigan 10 0 0

Ohio 5 5 0

Wisconsin 2 0 0

West North Central 27 0 0

Iowa 0 0 0

Kansas 2 0 0

Minnesota 5 0 0

Missouri 5 0 0

Nebraska 5 0 0

North Dakota 0 0 0

South Dakota 10 0 0

SOUTH 143 14 4

South Atlantic 81 2 3

Delaware 0 0 0

District of Columbia 46 2 3

Florida 6 0 0

Georgia 6 0 0

Maryland 9 0 0

North Carolina 2 0 0

South Carolina 3 0 0

Virginia 8 0 0

West Virginia 1 0 0

East South Central 9 0 1

Alabama 1 0 0

Kentucky 2 0 0

Mississippi 1 0 0

Tennessee 5 0 1

West South Central 53 12 0

Arkansas 1 0 0

Louisiana 5 0 0

Oklahoma 1 0 0

Texas 46 12 0

WEST 117 7 10

Mountain 84 7 10

Arizona 52 6 4

Colorado 4 0 0

Idaho 0 0 0

Montana 0 0 0

Nevada 10 0 0

New Mexico 5 1 0

Utah 9 0 6

Wyoming 4 0 0

Pacific 33 0 0

Alaska 0 0 0

California 30 0 0

Hawaii 1 0 0

Oregon 0 0 0

Washington 2 0 0

U.S. TERRITORIES 3 0 0

American Samoa 0 0 0

Guam 0 0 0

Mariana Islands 0 0 0

Puerto Rico 2 0 0

U.S. Virgin Islands 1 0 0

FOREIGN 2 0 0

Mexico 2 0 0

Blunt

Area object Bomb Vehicle

Total (1) 23 0 47

NORTHEAST 0 0 4

New England 0 0 0

Connecticut 0 0 0

Maine 0 0 0

Massachusetts 0 0 0

New Hampshire 0 0 0

Rhode Island 0 0 0

Vermont 0 0 0

Middle Atlantic 0 0 4

New Jersey 0 0 1

New York 0 0 2

Pennsylvania 0 0 1

MIDWEST 3 0 4

East North Central 2 0 0

Illinois 0 0 0

Indiana 0 0 0

Michigan 1 0 0

Ohio 0 0 0

Wisconsin 1 0 0

West North Central 1 0 4

Iowa 0 0 0

Kansas 0 0 0

Minnesota 0 0 0

Missouri 0 0 2

Nebraska 0 0 0

North Dakota 0 0 0

South Dakota 1 0 2

SOUTH 3 0 19

South Atlantic 3 0 12

Delaware 0 0 0

District of Columbia 0 0 1

Florida 0 0 0

Georgia 0 0 3

Maryland 0 0 5

North Carolina 0 0 1

South Carolina 1 0 0

Virginia 1 0 2

West Virginia 1 0 0

East South Central 0 0 0

Alabama 0 0 0

Kentucky 0 0 0

Mississippi 0 0 0

Tennessee 0 0 0

West South Central 0 0 7

Arkansas 0 0 0

Louisiana 0 0 0

Oklahoma 0 0 0

Texas 0 0 7

WEST 15 0 20

Mountain 7 0 10

Arizona 6 0 8

Colorado 0 0 0

Idaho 0 0 0

Montana 0 0 0

Nevada 0 0 1

New Mexico 1 0 0

Utah 0 0 1

Wyoming 0 0 0

Pacific 8 0 10

Alaska 0 0 0

California 8 0 9

Hawaii 0 0 0

Oregon 0 0 0

Washington 0 0 1

U.S. TERRITORIES 0 0 0

American Samoa 0 0 0

Guam 0 0 0

Mariana Islands 0 0 0

Puerto Rico 0 0 0

U.S. Virgin Islands 0 0 0

FOREIGN 2 0 0

Mexico 2 0 0

Personal

Area weapons Threat Other

Total (1) 172 43 16

NORTHEAST 24 4 0

New England 5 0 0

Connecticut 0 0 0

Maine 0 0 0

Massachusetts 5 0 0

New Hampshire 0 0 0

Rhode Island 0 0 0

Vermont 0 0 0

Middle Atlantic 19 4 0

New Jersey 0 2 0

New York 15 2 0

Pennsylvania 4 0 0

MIDWEST 22 8 2

East North Central 5 5 0

Illinois 0 0 0

Indiana 0 0 0

Michigan 4 5 0

Ohio 0 0 0

Wisconsin 1 0 0

West North Central 17 3 2

Iowa 0 0 0

Kansas 2 0 0

Minnesota 2 2 1

Missouri 2 1 0

Nebraska 5 0 0

North Dakota 0 0 0

South Dakota 6 0 1

SOUTH 77 16 10

South Atlantic 50 6 5

Delaware 0 0 0

District of Columbia 38 1 1

Florida 1 4 1

Georgia 3 0 0

Maryland 2 0 2

North Carolina 1 0 0

South Carolina 1 0 1

Virginia 4 1 0

West Virginia 0 0 0

East South Central 6 1 1

Alabama 0 1 0

Kentucky 2 0 0

Mississippi 0 0 1

Tennessee 4 0 0

West South Central 21 9 4

Arkansas 1 0 0

Louisiana 5 0 0

Oklahoma 1 0 0

Texas 14 9 4

WEST 48 13 4

Mountain 37 10 3

Arizona 21 4 3

Colorado 4 0 0

Idaho 0 0 0

Montana 0 0 0

Nevada 6 3 0

New Mexico 1 2 0

Utah 1 1 0

Wyoming 4 0 0

Pacific 11 3 1

Alaska 0 0 0

California 10 2 1

Hawaii 0 1 0

Oregon 0 0 0

Washington 1 0 0

U.S. TERRITORIES 1 2 0

American Samoa 0 0 0

Guam 0 0 0

Mariana Islands 0 0 0

Puerto Rico 1 1 0

U.S. Virgin Islands 0 1 0

FOREIGN 0 0 0

Mexico 0 0 0

(1) Locales were not reported for 28 officers with the Drug Enforcement

Administration.

Table 68

Assaults on Federal Officers

Department and Agency by Type of Weapon, 2002

Knife or

cutting

Department Agency Total Firearm instrument

Total 374 34 16

Department of Homeland Security (1) 113 17 3

Bureau of Immigration and Customs

Enforcement (2) 54 17 0

U.S. Customs Service 45 0 1

U.S. Secret Service 14 0 2

Department of the Interior 160 6 11

Bureau of Indian Affairs 63 2 9

National Park Service 97 4 2

Department of Justice (1,3) 80 11 2

Bureau of Alcohol,

Tobacco, (3) Firearms,

and Explosives 3 0 0

Drug Enforcement Administration 28 3 2

Federal Bureau of Investigation 48 8 0

U.S. Marshals Service 1 0 0

Department of the Treasury (1,3) 3 0 0

Internal Revenue Service 0 0 0

Treasury Inspector General for Tax

Administration 3 0 0

U.S. Capitol Police 10 0 0

U.S. Postal Inspection Services 8 0 0

Blunt

Department Agency object Bomb Vehicle

Total 23 0 47

Department of Homeland Security (1) 12 0 24

Bureau of Immigration and Customs

Enforcement (2) 12 0 11

U.S. Customs Service 0 0 6

U.S. Secret Service 0 0 7

Department of the Interior 4 0 16

Bureau of Indian Affairs 1 0 4

National Park Service 3 0 12

Department of Justice (1,3) 6 0 6

Bureau of Alcohol,

Tobacco, (3) Firearms,

and Explosives 0 0 0

Drug Enforcement Administration 0 0 0

Federal Bureau of Investigation 6 0 5

U.S. Marshals Service 0 0 1

Department of the Treasury (1,3) 0 0 0

Internal Revenue Service 0 0 0

Treasury Inspector General for Tax 0 0 0

Administration

U.S. Capitol Police 0 0 1

U.S. Postal Inspection Services 1 0 0

Personal

Department Agency weapons Threat Other

Total 173 65 16

Department of Homeland Security (1) 35 20 2

Bureau of Immigration and Customs 12 0 2

Enforcement (2)

U.S. Customs Service 18 20 0

U.S. Secret Service 5 0 0

Department of the Interior 107 8 8

Bureau of Indian Affairs 42 3 2

National Park Service 65 5 6

Department of Justice (1,3) 17 37 1

Bureau of Alcohol,

Tobacco, (3) Firearms,

and Explosives 3 0 0

Drug Enforcement Administration 1 22 0

Federal Bureau of Investigation 13 15 1

U.S. Marshals Service 0 0 0

Department of the Treasury (1,3) 0 0 3

Internal Revenue Service 0 0 0

Treasury Inspector General for Tax 0 0 3

Administration

U.S. Capitol Police 9 0 0

U.S. Postal Inspection Services 5 0 2

(1) The newly created Department of Homeland Security (DHS) gained the

Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (formerly the Immigration

And Naturalization Service) from the Department of Justice and the U.S.

Customs Service and the U.S. Secret Service from the Department of the

Treasury. Beginning in 2002, data from those 3 agencies are now

reported under the DHS.

(2) For 2002, data are based only on those victims who discharged their

service weapons

(3) With the realignment in 2002 of several federal agencies, the

Bureau of alcohol. Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (formerly the

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms) was moved from the Department

of the Treasury to the Department of Justice.

Table 69

Assaults on Federal Officers

Department and Agency by Type of Activity, 2002

Arrests/ Court

Department Agency Total summons duty

Total 374 111 0

Department of Homeland

Security (1) 113 2 0

Bureau of Immigration and

Customs Enforcement (2) 54 2 0

U.S. Customs Service 45 0 0

U.S. Secret Service 14 0 0

Department of the Interior 160 85 0

Bureau of Indian Affairs 63 44 0

National Park Service 97 41 0

Department of Justice (1,3) 80 18 0

Bureau of Alcohol,

Tobacco, Firearms, and

Explosives 3 1 0

Drug Enforcement

Administration 28 0 0

Federal Bureau of

Investigation 48 16 0

U.S. Marshals Service 1 1 0

Department of the

Treasury (1,3) 3 0 0

Internal Revenue Service 0 0 0

Treasury Inspector General

for Tax Administration 3 0 0

U.S. Capitol Police 10 5 0

U.S. Postal Inspection

Services 8 1 0

Custody

of Investigations/ Protection

Department Agency prisoners searches duty

Total 6 56 70

Department of Homeland

Security (1) 1 14 40

Bureau of Immigration and

Customs Enforcement (2) 0 4 39

U.S. Customs Service 1 3 0

U.S. Secret Service 0 7 1

Department of the Interior 1 24 30

Bureau of Indian Affairs 0 5 0

National Park Service 1 19 30

Department of Justice (1,3) 2 12 0

Bureau of Alcohol,

Tobacco, Firearms, and

Explosives 0 2 0

Drug Enforcement 0 0 0

Administration

Federal Bureau of 2 10 0

Investigation

U.S. Marshals Service 0 0 0

Department of the

Treasury (1,3) 0 3 0

Internal Revenue Service 0 0 0

Treasury Inspector General

for Tax Administration 0 3 0

U.S. Capitol Police 2 0 0

U.S. Postal Inspection

Services 0 3 0

Patrol/

Office guard

Department Agency duty duty Other

Total 37 71 23

Department of Homeland

Security (1) 0 47 9

Bureau of Immigration and

Customs Enforcement (2) 0 0 9

U.S. Customs Service 0 41 0

U.S. Secret Service 0 6 0

Department of the Interior 2 15 3

Bureau of Indian Affairs 0 12 2

National Park Service 2 3 1

Department of Justice (1,3) 34 4 10

Bureau of Alcohol,

Tobacco, Firearms, and

Explosives 0 0 0

Drug Enforcement

Administration 26 2 0

Federal Bureau of

Investigation 8 2 10

U.S. Marshals Service 0 0 0

Department of the

Treasury (1,3) 0 0 0

Internal Revenue Service 0 0 0

Treasury Inspector General

for Tax Administration 0 0 0

U.S. Capitol Police 1 2 0

U.S. Postal Inspection

Services 0 3 1

(1) The newly created Department of Homeland Security (DHS) gained the

Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (formerly the Immigration

And Naturalization Service) from the Department of Justice and the U.S.

Customs Service and the U.S. Secret Service from the Department of the

Treasury. Beginning in 2002, data from those 3 agencies are now

reported under the DHS.

(2) For 2002, data are based only on those victims who discharged their

service weapons

(3) With the realignment in 2002 of several federal agencies, the

Bureau of alcohol. Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (formerly the

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms) was moved from the Department

of the Treasury to the Department of Justice.

Table 70

Assaults on Federal Officers

Department and Agency by Disposition of Known Assailants, 2002

Persons not charged

Pending

prosecutive

Department Agency Total Deceased opinion

Total 245 6 21

Department of Homeland

Security (1) 40 0 3

Bureau of Immigration and

Customs Enforcement (2) 7 0 2

U.S. Customs Service 28 0 0

U.S. Secret Service 5 0 1

Department of the Interior 138 6 16

Bureau of Indian Affairs 56 3 0

National Park Service 82 3 16

Department of Justice (1,3) 48 0 2

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,

Firearms, and Explosives 4 0 0

Drug Enforcement

Administration (4)

Federal Bureau of

Investigation 43 0 2

U.S. Marshals Service 1 0 0

Department of the Treasury (1,3) 1 0 0

Internal Revenue Service 0 0 0

Treasury Inspector General for

Tax Administration 1 0 0

U.S. Capitol Police 10 0 0

U.S. Postal Inspection Service 8 0 0

Persons not Persons charged

charged

Incompetent

Prosecution to stand

Department Agency declined Fugitive trial

Total 41 11 0

Department of Homeland

Security (1) 9 0 0

Bureau of Immigration and

Customs Enforcement (2) 2 0 0

U.S. Customs Service 7 0 0

U.S. Secret Service 0 0 0

Department of the Interior 17 3 0

Bureau of Indian Affairs 2 0 0

National Park Service 15 3 0

Department of Justice (1,3) 11 8 0

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,

Firearms, and Explosives 2 0 0

Drug Enforcement

Administration (4)

Federal Bureau of

Investigation 10 8 0

U.S. Marshals Service 0 0 0

Department of the Treasury (1,3) 1 0 0

Internal Revenue Service 0 0 0

Treasury Inspector General for

Tax Administration 1 0 0

U.S. Capitol Police 1 0 0

U.S. Postal Inspection Service 2 0 0

Persons charged

Awaiting Dismissed/

Department Agency trial not guilty Guilty

Total 76 18 72

Department of Homeland

Security (1) 20 2 6

Bureau of Immigration and

Customs Enforcement (2) 0 0 3

U.S. Customs Service 16 2 3

U.S. Secret Service 4 0 0

Department of the Interior 38 6 52

Bureau of Indian Affairs 18 1 32

National Park Service 20 5 20

Department of Justice (1,3) 14 2 11

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,

Firearms, and Explosives 0 0 3

Drug Enforcement

Administration (4)

Federal Bureau of

Investigation 14 1 8

U.S. Marshals Service 0 1 0

Department of the Treasury (1,3) 0 0 0

Internal Revenue Service 0 0 0

Treasury Inspector General for

Tax Administration 0 0 0

U.S. Capitol Police 1 8 0

U.S. Postal Inspection Service 3 0 3

(1) The newly created Department of Homeland Security (DHS) gained the

Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (formerly the Immigration

And Naturalization Service) from the Department of Justice and the U.S.

Customs Service and the U.S. Secret Service from the Department of the

Treasury. Beginning in 2002, data from those 3 agencies are now

reported under the DHS.

(2) For 2002, data are based only on those victims who discharged their

service weapons

(3) With the realignment in 2002 of several federal agencies, the

Bureau of alcohol. Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (formerly the

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms) was moved from the Department

of the Treasury to the Department of Justice.

(4) For 2002, known assailant data were not reported.

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