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British Transport Police

Volume 455: debated on Monday 8 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many assaults on members of the British Transport Police were reported in each of the past five years; and how many of these assaults resulted in prosecutions being brought. (112733)

The recorded crime series collects data on the number of assaults on a constable (no injury) by police force. Assaults resulting in injury are recorded under the more general classification “other wounding”.

British Transport Police have only been part of the series since 2002-03 and their data for assaults on a constable are as follows:

Assault on a constable

2002-03

205

2003-04

262

2004-05

340

2005-06

356

Data held centrally does not track individual offences to conclusion. Therefore, information on the outcome for these offences is not available.