About three years ago I could google the topic of "most common attacks" and found results on the gov.com homepages/home office as well as on relevant German police statistics. Shortly after I could copy these results, these statistics been gone. Guess somebody has an interest, not to inform the wider public about this subject.
What you find today, is the list of the most common 10 attacks, which were posted here on the blog about 3 years ago. Makes me smile, since then all what you find online seems to copy this. I know it, as I have made some alterations from the original and all what I find online shows the same :)
In our local Bridport martial arts school we offer traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu and the defence against these most common attacks are in each grading syllabus from 4th Kyu upwards. We too train Anti Terror Combat here and it speaks for itself that we use the same information.
Here you find the 10 most common street attacks according to law enforcement / UK from 2014.
1. One person pushes, hands to chest, which is normally followed by the pusher striking first, to the head.
2. A swinging punch to the head.
3. A front clothing grab, one handed, followed by punch to the head.
4. A front clothing grab, two hands, followed by a head butt.
5. A front clothing grab, two hands, followed by a knee to the groin.
6. A bottle, glass, or ashtray to the head.
7. A lashing kick to the groin or lower legs.
8. A broken bottle or glass jabbed to face.
9. A slash with knife, most commonly a 3 to 4" lock blade knife or kitchen utility knife.
10. A grappling style head lock.
(10 most common attack according to Law Enforcement)
And of cause we train our self defence armed and unarmed. This sis a small collection of weapons we use for training.
Our training is open for everyone. Please come along, if you are a beginner or an advanced martial artist.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8.30 pm
Anti Terror Combat
Sunday 6-7.30 pm + Thursday 8.45-9.45 pm