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News Plus covers the latest figures relating to violence perpetrated against NHS staff

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Violence against NHS staff inEnglandhas fallen for the second year in a row, show figures released by the NHS Security Management Service last week.

Full details are as follows:

Number of physical assaults:

2006/07

2005/-6

% change

Mental Health Trusts

41, 569

41,345

+0.5%

Acute trusts

9,686

11,100

-12.7%

Primary care

3,445

5,145

-33%

Ambulance workers

1,006

1,104

-8.9%

Total

55,709

58,695

-5.1%

Number of prosecutions:

2006/07: 869 2005/06: 850

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