This study comprised of 100 assault cases presenting to the casualty department of our institution from January to December 2011. The most common age group affected was 21-30 years (36%). Males constituted 78% cases and females were the victims in 22% cases and the male to female ratio was 3.54. Most of the victims belonged to rural areas (57%) and the rural/urban ratio was 1.7. Educationally, most of the victims were illiterates (39%) while the most common occupation was found to be labourer (38%). Blunt weapon was found to be most frequently used (65%). The most frequently affected region of the body was head & neck (71%). Multiple injuries constituted the largest group (51%) while bruise was the single most common type of injury observed (15 %). © 2012 JPAFMAT. All rights reserved.