Police officers assaulted while on duty

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0477
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Research has indicated that in the previous six months that at least 6,854 officers around the country were assaulted while on duty. However, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has not released the number of their officers who have been attacked. Would you confirm how many MPS officers have been assaulted while on duty in the last six months, and what steps are being taken to decrease the number of attacks taking place?

Answer

Answer for Police officers assaulted while on duty

Answer for Police officers assaulted while on duty

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In the six month period from 1st August 2014 to 31st January 2015 there were 815 Assaults on a Constable (as per Home Office code 104/23).

Steps to minimise assaults on officers are built into modern policing and cover a range of measures from training, proper equipment and risk assessments. New technology such as Body Worn Video (BWV) will also assist.