Acid Attacks (5291_14)




Please can you tell me for the last three financial years: 

  1)         How many assaults there have been where a corrosive substance has been involved (commonly referred to as “acid attacks”)?

2)         Please tell me, if possible, what the corrosive substance was thought to have been?

3)         How many victims were male and how many were female?

Please can you break the above information down into the three separate financial years


Recorded assaults where the weapon-type – ACID – BOILING WATER – CIGARETTE-BURNING where the words ‘ACID’ OR ‘CORROSIVE’ appear in the free text notes.



M & F F M Substances mentioned
2011/12 0 0 0 N/A
2012/13 0 0 1 Acid
 2013/14 1 1 1 Acid, CS Gas


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