Assaults on police officers and emergency workers: 1999-00 to 2008-09

Results of exercise looking at number of assaults on police officers and emergency workers between 1999-00 and 2008-09.

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Examination of the data on recorded crime in response to two Parliamentary Questions highlighted significant variations in classification amongst Scottish police forces. Although all such assaults were recorded under the Scottish Crime Recording Standard, they were not classified consistently. A special exercise was undertaken to investigate further, and this short paper reports on the results of that work.

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