Attacks on firefighters

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-11-22
Session date: 
November 22, 2018
Reference: 
2018/3266
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How many a) verbally abusive and b) physical attacks on firefighters have been recorded in 2018 to date, 2017, 2016 and 2015? If possible, please break this data down by borough.

Answers

Answer for Attacks on firefighters
Attacks on firefighters

Attacks on firefighters

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Table 1 – Incidents, by year and borough, where an attack on firefighters is recorded

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

 

2018

 

 

Verbal abuse

Physical abuse

Other

2015 Total

Verbal abuse

Physical abuse

Other

2016 Total

Verbal abuse

Physical abuse

Other

2017 Total

Verbal abuse

Physical abuse

Other

2018 Total

Barking and Dagenham

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

1

2

3

1

 

2

3

Barnet

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

2

 

 

2

7

1

1

9

Bexley

1

 

 

1

3

 

1

4

1

 

 

1

3

 

1

4

Brent

3

 

2

5

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

3

Bromley

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

3

1

 

 

1

1

 

 

1

Camden

4

 

3

7

3

 

 

3

6

1

1

8

2

 

 

2

Croydon

2

1

1

4

3

 

1

4

1

1

2

4

 

 

 

 

Ealing

 

 

1

1

1

 

 

1

1

 

1

2

3

 

1

4

Enfield

2

1

3

6

3

 

1

4

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

Greenwich

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

2

 

 

2

2

 

1

3

Hackney

 

 

 

 

2

 

1

3

3

 

 

3

1

2

1

4

Hammersmith & Fulham

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

Haringey

6

 

 

6

6

1

1

8

1

 

1

2

4

 

 

4

Harrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

1

3

2

 

 

2

Havering

1

1

 

2

3

 

1

4

2

 

1

3

4

 

 

4

Hillingdon

1

 

 

1

2

 

 

2

3

 

2

5

3

 

 

3

Hounslow

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

2

1

 

 

1

1

 

 

1

Islington

3

 

 

3

1

 

 

1

1

 

1

2

 

1

 

1

Kensington & Chelsea

2

 

 

2

 

1

 

1

2

 

 

2

1

 

 

1

Kingston upon Thames

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

Lambeth

1

 

 

1

4

 

2

6

5

 

2

7

2

 

 

2

Lewisham

1

 

 

1

 

 

1

1

2

 

 

2

1

 

 

1

Merton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

2

 

 

2

Newham

2

 

 

2

1

2

 

3

 

 

1

1

2

 

1

3

Redbridge

2

1

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

Richmond upon Thames

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

2

 

 

 

 

Southwark

3

1

 

4

4

 

2

6

1

 

 

1

 

1

1

2

Sutton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

1

 

 

1

Tower Hamlets

 

 

5

5

2

 

3

5

4

 

5

9

3

1

5

9

Waltham Forest

3

 

 

3

1

 

 

1

3

 

1

4

 

 

1

1

Wandsworth

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

2

 

 

2

 

 

1

1

Westminster

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

2

 

 

1

1

2

 

1

3

Total

37

5

15

57

48

4

19

71

49

3

25

77

52

6

18

76

 

Notes: Data for 2018 to 3 November 2018

“Other” includes objects thrown, harassment, and other acts