Disclosure Details

Officers assaulted 373/17

Dated: 12 Apr 2017

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act') 

Thank you for your e mail dated  27 March  2017 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police. 

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

1. How many police officers in Northumbria have been assaulted between April 1, 2016 to date in: 

a) South Tyneside

b) Sunderland

2. What type of injury was sustained

3. What treatment did they receive e.g were they treated in hospital or first aid administered at the scene etc...

4. Could I also have these figures for the following years:

a) April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016

b) April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 

You then clarified that you meant whilst on duty 

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the HR Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as below attached which answers your queries in full.

Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another.  Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data.  For this reason responses between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative purposes.

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.


FOI 373-17