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Transport Services (Attacks)

Volume 115: debated on Tuesday 28 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many attacks there have been in the last five years on (a) passengers and (b) employees on (i) London Regional Transport services or property and (ii) British Rail Southern Region services or property.

[pursuant to his reply, 22 April 1987, c. 572]: The British Transport police has provided the following figures relating to criminal assaults:

YearLondon UndergroundBR Southern Region
(a)(b)(a)(b)
passengersemployeespassengersemployees
19827587330347
198366210429287
19841,0088432384
19851,2058037980
19861,37010544869

Notes:

(1) Criminal assaults comprise murder, attempted murder, manslaughter, grievous bodily harm, malicious wounding, actual bodily harm, robbery and assault with intent to rob.

(2) Figures are based on the date of input to the BTP computer, which can be some time after the date on which offences were committed, and do not precisely reflect annual trends in actual offences.

(3) Figures for London buses are not separately identifiable.

(4) Figures for passengers on BR Southern Region include a small number of serious assaults on police, which are not separately identifiable.