Common Assault (4666_14)

Request

I would be grateful if you could provide me with the statistics for the number of people charged with Common Assault by your force for each individual year from 1997 to 2012.

Response

Following receipt of your request, a search of our custody system was conducted for information relevant to your request.

The following table provides the Count of Arrest Records for Homc code 105 (Common Assault) during the period 01 January 1998 to 31 December 2012, where Disposal Code = ‘Charged’. No relevant information is held on our custody system for 1997.

Year

Count

1998

486

1999

3,159

2000

4,237

2001

5,370

2002

5,005

2003

5,590

2004

5,699

2005

5,605

2006

5,442

2007

4,817

2008

4,649

2009

5,004

2010

3,909

2011

4,031

2012

3,960

Total

66,963

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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