The number of violent incidents/threats on staff within the Government: FOI release

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

Information requested

For the time period 31st March 2021 to 31st March 2022 please provide the following:

  • total number of violent incidents on your staff broken down by job title/category of worker
  • a breakdown of the nature of the violent incident e.g., verbal, physical, threatening behaviour
  • how many violent incidents have been reported under RIDDOR Regulations, with a breakdown by job title/category of worker


The answer to your question is provided in the table below. There were three reported incidents.

Date Job title / category of worker Nature of incident RIDDOR report
10/02/2021 Security Reception Officer Verbal, physical, threatening No
08/12/2021 Fishery Officer Verbal No
21/01/2022 Senior Fishery Officer Verbal No

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Central Enquiry Unit
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