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Acid attack reports 2014-2016

Question

This is a request from BBC News to your constabulary under the freedom of information act for the following details in relation to acid violence.

For each of the calendar years 2014, 2015 and 2016

* Please can you tell me how many crimes were reported where the aggrieved has been attacked with any acid, corrosive or noxious substance? 

* Please can you tell me how many crimes were reported where the aggrieved has been threatened with any acid, corrosive or noxious substance? 

Answer

There have been 2 acid attacks recorded. There have been an additional 26 threats relating to this reported to us in this time period.

FOI reference: 315/17.

Date of request: 06.03.17.