About 14 Gardaí a month were assaulted while on duty in 2017.
New stats obtained by The Herald show officers in West Dublin suffered the most attacks.
More than 1,400 on-duty Gardaí have been assaulted over the past six years. Attacks ranged from bites to serious multiple injuries and some officers suffered infections as a result.
Figures released to The Herald under the Freedom of Information Act show 158 officers were attacked in the first 11 months of last year - that's an average of 14 a month.
Gardaí in the division covering Finglas, Blanchardstown, Ballyfermot and Lucan suffered the most assaults, with 140 recorded since 2012.
The most frequent injuries were bruising, grazes and bites. Sprains and strains were second most common while closed fractures was third.
Attacks peaked in 2015, when almost 300 officers in Ireland suffered injuries.