Crimes of Violence: Sulphuric Acid

Home Department written question – answered on 15th May 2008.

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Photo of Gordon Prentice Gordon Prentice Labour, Pendle

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of assaults were recorded in each year since 1997 where the assailant used sulphuric acid as a weapon; how many prosecutions were brought; and how many convictions resulted.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Crime Reduction)

The information requested is not collected centrally. It is not possible to identify assaults using sulphuric acid from either the recorded crime statistics collected by the Home Office or from the court proceedings data held by the Ministry of Justice.

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