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Almost 300 Gardaí Injured Last Year After Being Assaulted On The Job

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23 involved bone fractures or dislocations

285 Gardaí were injured after being assaulted on duty last year.

According to freedom of information figures, it's a 17% increase on the previous year.

Some 243 Gardaí got occupational injuries after being assaulted on duty in 2021, rising to 285 last year.

Of last year's figures, 23 involved bone fractures or dislocations - and 17 were open wounds.

102 were bruises, grazes or bites, and one officer received multiple injuries that were serious.

While 52 of last year's assaults were in Dublin, 25 were in both Cork and the Mayo/Roscommon/Longford Garda Division.


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