To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many days sickness after an assault were taken by police officers in each police force in England and Wales in each year since 1997; and what the (a) average number of days lost per police officer following an assault and (b) cost was to each force in each of those years.
The data provided here are a supplementary series collected on behalf and released with the approval of Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC). These data are normally used for inspection purposes only.
It is therefore important to note that these provisional data have not undergone the usual data quality assurance practices (including validation with individual police forces) and are therefore supplied for information purposes only.
The requested data have been collected since 2002-03 and are given in the following table.
(a), (b) The requested information are not collected centrally within the police personnel statistics series.
|Number of police officer working days lost due to assaults( 1) from 2002-03 to 2006-07|
|Avon and Somerset||687||793||464||n/a||21|
|Devon and Cornwall||655||324||136||990||334|
|London, City of||48||98||44||43||13|
|(1) Provisional data taken from a supplementary series collected on behalf of HMIC and used for inspection purposes only. Data has not undergone usual quality assurance practices (including validation with individual police forces) and are therefore supplied for information purposes only. |
n/a - data not available. Force was not able to supply data at the time of collection.