Stats on vi­o­lence

Burton Mail - - News -

WEST Mid­lands Am­bu­lance Ser­vice re­ported 25 phys­i­cal at­tacks on staff in 2013/14, with 31 ver­bal cases. In 2014/15, the fig­ures were 29 phys­i­cal and 64 ver­bal.

Since April this year, staff at East Mid­lands Am­bu­lance Ser­vice have re­ported 476 as­saults, in­clud­ing five in­ci­dents in­volv­ing spit­ting, five in­volv­ing knives, two in­volv­ing firearms and three in­volv­ing racial abuse. Of these fig­ures, there were 191 as­saults in Der­byshire, with 22 of these re­sult­ing in in­jury and 77 in­volv­ing al­co­hol.

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