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Assaults on Police

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many assaults on police officers there were in London in each of the last five years. (154809)

The information requested is given in the table.

Assaults1 on police officers from 2000-01 to 2004-052,3

London4

2000-01

2001-02

1,500

2002-03

1,941

2003-04

2,397

2004-05

2,667

1 Data collated on behalf of and published by HMIC in its Chief Inspector of Constabulary’s Annual Reports.

2 Financial year runs 1 April to 31 March inclusive.

3 Data for 2005-06 and 2006-07 have been collated but have not yet been validated. HMIC have advised that they will no longer be publishing this dataset in their annual report.

4 Metropolitan police and City of London police. Metropolitan police was unable to provide data for 2000-01.