Convictions involving Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005: FOI release

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

Information requested

You asked for:

  1. 'The types of sentences (custodial, community, etc.) given to those who have been convicted under the Emergency Workers Act 2005 for the last seven financial years'.
  2. 'In the case of custodial sentences, may I ask for the average sentence given for (by months or days if possible) convictions under the Emergency Workers Act'.


The answer to your questions is provided in the attached MS Excel workbook.

Please note: more serious assaults on emergency workers will not be included in this data as they would be prosecuted under different offences.

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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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