Acid attacks in England

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I would like to know the following statistics:
1) The number of recorded acid/corrosive substance attacks across England and Wales, between
2012 to 2018.
2) The concentration or type of acid/corrosive substance used in the attack and the injuries caused
3) How many attackers were convicted and under what legislation?

Yours faithfully,

Z Shah

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Z Shah
Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2018070000449
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 12/07/2018.  I note you seek
access to the following information:
"I would like to know the following statistics:
1)        The number of recorded acid/corrosive substance attacks across
England and Wales, between        
2012 to 2018.
2)        The concentration or type of acid/corrosive substance used in
the attack and the injuries caused
3)        How many attackers were convicted and under what legislation? "
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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Thank you for the reply, I would be more than happy if you could provide me the information about the Greater London area with regards to the questions that I previously asked.

Yours faithfully,

Z Shah