Officers Injured/Killed - 746/20

Date Responded 02 June 2020

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

  1. How many police officers have been injured or killed (where the cause of death is a stabbing) from January 2016 to December 2019.
  2. How many police officers have been injured or killed (where the cause of death is a gun) from January 2016 to December 2019.

After we sought clarity you confirmed that you meant whilst on duty and where the injury or death was a result of stabbing or a gun.

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development Department of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

In order to provide a response to this submission searches  for crimes with an HO code of the below were made:

104/23 - Assault on a constable

104/30 - Assault on a constable

008/73 - Assault or assault by beating on a constable

008/20 - Assault with Injury

In addition to this, crimes were included where the method/means was assault police or there was a flag for assault PC in the crime table in the central database.  These crimes were then narrowed down by excluding those that were not marked as a knife or firearm in the weapon used code.  The results of these searches are as below:

  1. There have been ten recorded incidents of assault without injury to a constable where a knife was recorded as the weapon.  Nil response for guns.
  2. None.



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