Soldier Assaults (5280_14)

Request

Complete breakdown on the number of assaults committed against soldiers/ military service personnel over the last three years

In each incident please provide detail on the nature of the assault e.g actual bodily harm, grievous bodily harm, actual bodily harm

*           Please provide any MO notes or detail e.g Solider punched in the face in a nightclub

*           Break this down by years from 2014, 2013 and 2012

Response

 

Please find our response attached (5280_Attachment_01).

Please note that the armed force personnel position or rank is not recorded and that to reveal further detail regarding these incidents could potentially identify an individual and is therefore exempt by section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act.

Section 40 of The Freedom of Information Act is shown here:

http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/docs/advice-centre/foi/exemptions.pdf

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of 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.

Attachments

5280_Attachment_01

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