Prisons: Crimes of Violence

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 4th December 2015.

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Photo of Craig Whittaker Craig Whittaker Conservative, Calder Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many assaults were recorded on prison staff on duty in 2014-15.

Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

We do not tolerate violence of any kind in prison and any assault is treated extremely seriously. Any prisoner who commits an act of violence can expect to have action taken against them.

Statistics for assaults on staff are published in the Safety in Custody statistics bulletin.

The information requested may be found in the 'Summary tables April 2004 to March 2015' at:

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