Emergency Services: Crimes of Violence

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 17th May 2019.

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Photo of Gareth Johnson Gareth Johnson Conservative, Dartford

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been prosecuted for common assault or battery under the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018.

Photo of Gareth Johnson Gareth Johnson Conservative, Dartford

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of common assault or battery under the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018.

Photo of Gareth Johnson Gareth Johnson Conservative, Dartford

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the average length of sentences given to people convicted of assault or battery under the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018.

Photo of Gareth Johnson Gareth Johnson Conservative, Dartford

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have received an increased sentence for an offence specified as aggravated under the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018.

Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The number of individuals proceeded against and convicted of an assault against an emergency worker can be found at:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/802035/outcomes-by-offence-tool-2018.xlsx.

Filter by ‘Offence’ for:

`8.22 Assault against an emergency worker’.

This link also provides information on the average length of sentence (in months) given to those convicted of this offence.

It is not possible to obtain an estimate of the number of people who have received an increased sentence for an offence specified as aggravated under the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018. Detailed information may be held on individual court records but to be able to identify these cases we would have to access these individual court records which would be of disproportionate cost.

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