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Assaults on HGV drivers (FOI)

Assaults on HGV drivers (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 09 October 2019.



How many incidents of assaults on HGV drivers were recorded in the last five years; from 2015 up until 1 October 2019?

Please can I have the data broken down year by year.


In each incident please state the type of assault and whether it was verbal or physical.


In each incident please state whether a weapon was used, and if so what it was?


A to C

From 2015 to 30 September 2019, there have been 4,302 recorded Common, and Grave & Criminal Assault allegations made and investigated by the States of Jersey Police.

To calculate the number of assaults on HGV drivers would require a manual search of these records. Even estimating that just one to two minutes per record would be required to undertake this task would require approximately 100 hours of work and would exceed the cost limit. Article 16(1) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 is therefore engaged.

Article Applied

16 A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive

(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations

Regulation 2 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014 allows an authority to refuse a request for information where the estimated cost of dealing with the request would exceed the specified amount of the cost limit of £500. This is the estimated cost of one person spending 12.5 working hours in determining whether the department holds the information, locating, retrieving and extracting the information.

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