Government statistics say 574 Merseyside Police officers were assaulted on duty between 2010 and 2015, with 124 attacks recorded in the 2014/15 financial year.
But, hang on a minute. If there are approximately 6000 Merseyside Police Officers, and the figures are over five years.
Then this works out as 120 per year. 120 out of 6000 is only 2%. So, 2% of Officers are injured every year whilst on duty.
Or in other words 98% of Merseyside Police Officers are NOT injured whilst on duty every year.
So, in reality, statistics show, that Merseyside is relatively a safe place for Police Officers to work.