Retail Trade: Crimes of Violence

Attorney General written question – answered on 1st September 2020.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Attorney General, what estimate she has made of the proportion of assaults on shop workers that were prosecuted in each of the last three years.

Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis The Solicitor-General

The CPS does not maintain a central record of complainants’ occupations, nor of the specific circumstances under which a person has been charged with an offence. This information could only be obtained by an examination of CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.

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