Common assaults of emergency workers in Scotland: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

You asked for the number of police recorded common assaults of an emergency worker in each of the last five financial years.


The table below contains the number of "Common Assault of an Emergency Worker" offences recorded by the police in each of the last five years.

It should be noted these figures will not include all police recorded attacks on emergency workers (for example should an emergency worker be the victim of a serious assault, this would be recorded as a serious assault).

Police Recorded Common Assault of an Emergency Worker, Scotland, 2014-15 to 2018-19

  2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Common assault of
an emergency worker
6,480 6,414 6,509 7,004 7,098

Source: Recorded Crime in Scotland, 2018-19.

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