Monthly Assault & Major Incident Summaries

April 2019

In April 2019, offender-on-staff assaults occurred in Missouri adult institutions at a rate of 1.1 assaults per 100 offenders. During the month, 52 percent of assaults on staff were committed by offenders with diagnosed mental health conditions, and 34.9 percent were committed by offenders in administrative segregation.

Graph showing rise and fall of assault rates. Monthly assaults rolling 12-month average is 26.

A major assault is defined as:

  • Causing physical injury to another, either with or without a weapon or through the use of any substance, instrument or device, requiring urgent and immediate medical treatment more extensive than mere first aid.

  • Causing a person to come into contact with or throwing or projecting feces or body fluids.

  • Subjecting a staff member without consent to physical contact by kissing or touching the sexual parts.

A minor assault is defined as:

  • Causing non-serious physical injury by striking another, which may result in minor first aid being administered.
  • Using a non-dangerous object or substance; or by any other physically aggressive act.
  • Subjecting a staff member to any physical contact without consent.

Missouri Department of Corrections alerts.