Officers injured on duty (12155/19)

Request

1) How many police officers from West Midlands Police suffered knife wounds, or injuries from sharp objects, whilst on duty for the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019.

2) If possible, the time and location of each incident

If information for no.2 is not held/available, please just provide information for the first question.

Response

Please find our response below.

1) How many police officers from West Midlands Police suffered knife wounds, or injuries from sharp objects, whilst on duty for the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019.

14

2) If possible, the time and location of each incident

Month/Year Time Neighbourhood Policing Unit
Mar-15 18:30:00 Birmingham East
Apr-15 14:00:00 Birmingham East
May-15 05:20:00 Birmingham West
Apr-16 17:23:00 Coventry
Apr-16 17:23:00 Coventry
Feb-17 20:12:00 Coventry
Feb-17 20:12:00 Coventry
Apr-17 10:50:00 Birmingham West
Apr-17 10:50:00 Birmingham West
Dec-17 17:03:00 Birmingham East
Dec-17 14:24:00 Dudley
Dec-17 14:24:00 Dudley
Mar-19 13:17:00 Birmingham West
Jun-19 09:45:00 Birmingham East

NB The above figures have been retrieved using a knife crime marker and ‘violence with injury’ to define the wounding

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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