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Fire Services: Violence

Volume 458: debated on Monday 26 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many duty firemen in Lancashire were subjected to (a) physical violence and (b) verbal abuse in each of the last 10 years; and how many convictions there were for (i) physical violence and (ii) verbal abuse towards firemen in Lancashire in each of the last 10 years. (125747)

The Department has been maintaining records of attacks on firefighters since April 2004, although it is not held specifically in the form requested. The total number of attacks on firefighters in Lancashire since 2004, based on returns from Lancashire fire and rescue service is as follows:

Number of attacks







2007 to date


The Department does not collect information on the number of convictions.