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Police Service of Northern Ireland: Injuries

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 19 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Police Service of Northern Ireland officers were injured while on duty in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. (150988)

The following information refers to the numbers of incidents of injury on duty (IOD) reported by police officers in the specified periods. As the table shows, these are split by the organisation between those that resulted in a period of sickness absence and those that did not.

Number of reported injuries on duty resulting in sickness absence

Number of reported injuries on duty not resulting in sickness absence

Total injuries on duty

1997-98

1,197

1,012

2,209

1998-99

1,354

1,050

2,404

1999-2000

1,625

1,175

2,800

2000-01

1,690

1,108

2,798

2001-02

1,719

1,574

3,293

2002-03

1,395

1,218

2,613

2003-04

1,082

855

1,937

2004-05

805

725

1,530

2005-06

798

1,073

1,871

2006-07

535

872

1,407