The figures provoked a number of responses on our Derbyshsire Times’ Facebook site.
James Griffiths said: “Nobody should have to fear in their place of work. There should be more security measures put in. Matt Evans said: “Disgraceful! How many Derbyshire police officers, NHS, etc etc works have been assaulted? It’s a partial statistic in a catalogue of stats. We can’t have security everywhere.” Tony Smith said: “I cannot believe this! What on earth would an individual feel so strongly about in a library? I empathise with library staff.”