Assaults on police community support officers (PCSOs) are not identified separately by the Home Office in the recorded crime data. They are recorded under the more general category of common assault if no injury results. If injury is involved they are recorded under the appropriate category of Violence against the Person (defined in terms of sections of the Offences against the Person Act 1861).
Within the police personnel data collection, assaults data are collected on behalf of Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary's (HMIC's). Assaults on all police officers and police staff (including PCSOs) are published in HMIC's annual report.
Assaults data from the police personnel data collection are not available by number of assaults per head of population.