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Fire Services: Crimes of Violence

Volume 474: debated on Monday 21 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many attacks there were on fire crews in (a) the East of England and (b) Suffolk in each of the last five years. (187115)

Communities and Local Government have only collated figures relating to attacks on firefighters since 2004, so data are not available for the last five years. The following figures are based on returns to the Department from Fire and Rescue Authorities.

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Bedfordshire

1

4

4

Cambridgeshire

0

29

15

Essex

0

17

17

Hertfordshire

0

1

0

Norfolk

1

2

4

Suffolk

0

4

3

Total

2

57

43

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many attacks there were on fire crews in (a) Cleveland, (b) North East England and (c) Stockton South constituency in each of the last three years. (188968)

Figures are not collected for the Stockton, South constituency. The following figures are based on returns to the Department from Fire and Rescue Authorities.

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Cleveland

62

96

91

Durham

0

28

48

Northumberland

0

10

7

Tyne and Wear

2

33

98

Total

64

167

244