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Mr. Milburn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) assaults and (b) assaults with a minor injury took place on police officers in (i) each basic command unit in Durham Constabulary and (ii) each police force in each year since 2002. [113350]

Mr. McNulty: The numbers of serious and other assaults on police officers are given in the following tables. These data are not available by basic command unit and have been provided at force level.


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Serious and other assaults( 1) on police officers 2001-02 to 2004-05( 2,3)
2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05
Force Serious Other Serious Other Serious Other Serious Other

Avon and Somerset

64

272

0

366

3

490

0

296

Bedfordshire

18

76

8

66

2

115

0

106

Cambridgeshire

1

117

2

149

2

166

1

148

Cheshire

5

214

4

348

13

378

2

337

City of London

2

60

0

43

4

44

2

51

Cleveland

44

214

0

59

0

67

0

63

Cumbria

3

77

12

108

4

107

2

93

Derbyshire

0

241

0

290

1

229

0

228

Devon and Cornwall

3

253

7

319

12

306

19

314

Dorset

1

155

1

196

1

130

1

164

Durham

3

301

1

240

2

219

3

133

Dyfed-Powys

7

115

2

132

4

100

4

137

Essex

0

225

0

260

1

374

2

393

Gloucestershire

2

121

1

148

3

144

0

170

Greater Manchester

19

855

25

909

16

1,006

Gwent

0

340

3

178

2

207

2

176

Hampshire

5

172

12

490

25

518

24

384

Hertfordshire

0

169

1

193

2

169

0

185

Humberside

12

176

21

240

14

182

3

127

Kent

2

361

25

342

27

347

5

394

Lancashire(4,5)

57

239

67

264

Leicestershire

0

235

8

202

11

191

14

291

Lincolnshire

3

164

6

162

0

166

29

169

Merseyside

0

147

0

10

0

182

0

165

Metropolitan Police

1,438

1,898

2,349

25

2,589

Norfolk

8

163

6

220

16

166

9

199

Northamptonshire

136

149

7

102

0

98

Northumbria

37

501

0

691

0

39

25

215

North Wales

0

111

0

91

7

89

0

111

North Yorkshire

2

109

7

118

8

232

0

279

Nottinghamshire

3

171

0

391

19

90

10

224

South Wales

0

893

5

1,037

2

702

5

707

South Yorkshire

10

199

3

161

5

187

2

161

Staffordshire

5

174

2

144

0

119

0

158

Suffolk

4

166

1

160

10

175

2

193

Surrey

18

157

0

223

9

216

18

238

Sussex

7

277

11

175

6

324

11

405

Thames Valley

5

315

4

312

5

308

9

260

Warwickshire

4

152

3

201

0

250

0

256

West Mercia

18

234

10

235

17

210

7

199

West Midlands(4,5)

11

1,085

2

1,262

West Yorkshire

6

1,015

2

779

9

847

7

882

Wiltshire

11

101

1

136

0

165

3

121

(1) Data collated on behalf of and published by HMIC. Serious assaults are those for which the charge would be under Sections 18 and 20 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861. Recording practices may vary between forces.
(2) Financial year runs 1 April to 31 March inclusive.
(3) Data for 2005-06 has been collated but not yet been validated. Figures will be available in the HMIC Annual Report 2005-06 due for publication by March 2007.
(4) Lancashire and West Midlands were not able to provide breakdowns of numbers for different assaults in 2003-04, however the number of overall assaults was 462 and 1,112 respectively.
(5) Lancashire and West Midlands were not able to provide breakdowns of numbers for different assaults in 2004-05, however the number of overall assaults was 521 and 910 respectively.

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