Noxious/Corrosive Substances (12351_17)


  1. The number of reports of attacks recorded per annum involving acid, noxious or other corrosive substances between 2012 and 2017 inclusive, defined by individual calendar years.

For each of the years;

  1. How many victims were female? & How many victims were male?
  1. The Age groups of the victims – under 20, over 20.
  1. How many of the reported crimes using acid or other corrosive substance resulted in a suspect being charged.


Please find attached (12351_attachment_01.pdf).

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of incidents/crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.

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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