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Reports of Police Officers Being Assaulted Since 2012/13

Question

1. To as close to today's date as possible  from January 2012 (or as close to this date as possible), could you tell me how many Police Officers/ Police staff have reported being spat at while on duty.

2. How many Police officers/ police staff since January 2012 ( (or as close to this date as possible), )to as close to today's date as possible have received medical treatment either at a hospital/ at the station/ a doctor surgery in relation to an incident involving being spat at, whilst on duty?"     

3. From as close to today's date as possible  from January 2012 (or as close to this date as possible), could you tell me how many Police Officers/ Police Staff have reported being bitten by another human being while on duty?

Answer

Please see our response in the tables below:

1.

Year

Total No Assaults

Spitting

2012/13

147

10

2013/14

147

5

2014/15

133

7

2015/16

177

8

2016/17

264

26

Total

868

56

2.

Year

No

Incidents

No

Action

A&E Attendance

GP

Visit

First

Aid

2012/13

10

8

2

0

0

2013/14

5

2

2

0

1

2014/15

7

2

1

1

3

2015/16

8

4

2

0

2

2016/17

26

21

0

0

5

Total

56

37

7

1

11

3. 

Year

Total No Assaults

Biting

2012/13

147

12

2013/14

147

12

2014/15

133

10

2015/16

177

8

2016/17

264

22

Total

868

64

FOI reference: 794/17.

Date of request: 28.06.17.