HC Deb 28 July 1988 vol 138 c420W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish the figures collected by police forces in(a) Gwent, (b) South Wales and (c) North Wales on the frequency of assaults on police in each of the most recent five years available.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

The numbers of assaults on police officers during 1983 to 1987 as published in the annual reports of the chief constables of Gwent and North Wales are as follows:

Assaults on police officers
1983 1984 1985 1986 1987
Gwent 135 130 139 166 195
North Wales 81 60 76 91 207

Statistics of assaults on police officers in South Wales during this period are not available.