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Assaults Against Officers (991A/22)


  1. What is the total number of assaults against police officers for each of the last ten years?
  2. What year did your police service introduce body-worn cameras?


In relation to question 1, please find this information below.

Year Recorded Count
2011 1,521
2012 1,308
2013 1,369
2014 1,357
2015 1,475
2016 1,689
2017 1,571
2018 1,768
2019 1,743
2020 1,851
2021 2,232
2022 (until 03/08/2022) 1,455
Total 19,339

In relation to question 2, please see below link to our disclosure log in relation to the implementation of body worn video.

Body Worn Video (1645A/21) – Freedom of Information – West Midlands Police (

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.

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