The FBI report doesn’t include deaths attributed to Covid-19.
There were 245 Covid-19 deaths among police officers in 2020. And the number so far this year is 233, according to the website.
The FBI report says that nearly a third of the assaults in 2020 happened as officers responded to a disturbance such as a family quarrel or a bar fight, while 16.1% happened while attempting other arrests and 12.6% happened while transporting or maintaining custody of prisoners.
The report was based on assaults reported to the FBI by 9,895 law enforcement agencies, it said.