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Crimes of Violence: Health Services

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people aged (a) between 18 and 23, (b) between 24 and 29, (c) between 30 and 35, (d) between 36 and 40 and (e) over 41 years old have been arrested for assaulting paramedics in each month of the last five years. (243545)

[holding answer 15 December 2008]: The data requested are not collected centrally.

The arrests collection held by the Home Office covers arrests for recorded crime (notifiable offences) only, broken down at a main offence group level, covering categories such as violence against the person and robbery.

It is not possible to identify assaults of a paramedic from within the “violence against the person” offence group.

Information on assaults of NHS staff is a matter for the Department of Health.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been arrested in each local authority area for assaulting a paramedic in each month of the last five years. (243546)

[holding answer 15 December 2008]: The data requested are not collected centrally.

The arrests collection held by the Home Office covers arrests for recorded crime (notifiable offences) only, broken down at a main offence group level, covering categories such as violence against the person and robbery.

It is not possible to identify assaults of a paramedic from within the “violence against the person” offence group.

Information on assaults of NHS staff is a matter for the Department of Health.