Assaults in prison custody cover a wide range of violent incidents including attacks on staff.
From time to time, events in prison custody and developments within and outside Ministry of Justice have changed
the way safety in prisons is viewed and managed. Some have resulted in changes to the way offenders
are managed, others have affected the way statistics are collected and reported.
In the first half of financial year 2017-18 (Apr - Sep '17) there were 4,236 assault
on staff incidents.
Assaults on staff per 1,000 prisoners detail