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Police Service of Northern Ireland: Casualties

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 9 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland were (a) killed and (b) injured on duty in each year since 1997. (135039)

The following tables provide a breakdown of the number of RUC or PSNI officers who have been (a) killed on duty and (b) injured on duty.

(a): Number of police officers killed on duty1—1997 to 2006

Number

1997

4

1998

1

1999

0

2000

2

2001

0

2002

0

2003

1

2004

0

2005

1

2006

0

1 Includes (a) death by terrorist on duty (b) death by non-terrorist on duty (c) death by traffic accident on duty (d) death by accident on duty.

(b): Occurrences of injury on duty1—19992 to 2006

Number

1999

1,598

2000

1,594

2001

2,114

2002

1,490

2003

1,165

2004

928

2005

848

2006

564

1 Figures include IOD incurred by police officers while travelling to and from work.

2 Earliest year for which this data is available.