Workforce assaults, threats and verbal abuse (p) - Table 5.7
 
Number of incidents on mainline and London Underground Limited (LUL)
Great Britain
Annual data (financial year) 2001-02 to 2016-17
 
Overview
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17*
Mainline
Physical
:
1,847
2,108
2,162
2,263
1,968
1,930
1,734
1,723
1,805
1,892
1,653
1,537
1,586
1,428
1,457
Threat
:
237
292
254
604
636
739
723
679
964
966
966
959
917
821
782
Verbal
:
1,145
1,513
1,778
2,139
2,167
2,361
2,323
2,377
2,618
2,710
2,562
2,545
2,522
2,413
2,300
Total
:
3,229
3,913
4,194
5,006
4,771
5,030
4,780
4,779
5,387
5,568
5,181
5,041
5,025
4,662
4,539
LUL
Physical
538
485
584
504
479
501
476
437
426
528
462
460
470
481
447
439
Threat
13
11
115
95
414
495
424
490
534
793
800
778
849
983
627
504
Verbal
604
614
908
1,287
866
1,071
991
982
957
1,003
1,187
1,069
1,400
1,393
1,224
925
Total
1,155
1,110
1,607
1,886
1,759
2,067
1,891
1,909
1,917
2,324
2,449
2,307
2,719
2,857
2,298
1,868
Source(s):
Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) for mainline and London Underground Limited (LUL) for LUL.
Symbols:
(:)           Data not available
(r)          Data revised
(p)          Data are provisional
 
Notes:
(*) Mainline data for 2016-17 only includes data up to and including 4th March 2017. Therefore comparisons should not be made with previous full year data.
 
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Revisions:
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Other datasets:
1.       RSSB publish data on incidents on the mainline railway. To view or download their Annual Safety Performance Report: https://www.rssb.co.uk/risk-analysis-and-safety-reporting/safety-performance-reports
 
2.       ORR publish an annual Health & Safety Report covering all rail networks. To view or download the latest report: http://orr.gov.uk/rail/health-and-safety/annual-health-and-safety-report

3.       The European Railway Agency publish data comparing safety performance across Europe. To access their data: http://www.era.europa.eu/Core-Activities/Safety/Safety-Performance/Pages/Common-Safety-Indicators.aspx

Comparability & coherence:
See the notes, revisions and proposed changes section which highlights changes in scope over time. RSSB publish detailed annual statistics on safety performance.
Other links:
Other safety tables and charts are available on the data portal.