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Assaults Against Officers (999A/21)


  1. Please could you let me know how many crime reports of an assault of a police personnel (public-facing police of any rank, including PCSOs) you have recorded between 23/3/21 and 23/6/21, and for the same three month period last year? If possible, please include the date of each assault and any detail recorded about it.
  2. Please provide the recorded crime outcomes for the crime reports found in question 1.
  3. Please separately provide the number of arrests for an assault of a police personnel, within the time periods stated above.
  4. Please provide the manner of the assaults found above.


Please find attached our response and note that due to a major change in West Midlands Police recording systems, the arrest information that you have requested for the entire period (23 March 21 – 23 June 21) cannot be retrieved. Therefore, unfortunately, we are unable to provide this to you. We have instead provided data up to 31 March 21.

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.