Reports have emerged detailing the Sydney suburbs where paramedics have been under an increasing number of attacks.
According to Seven News, there have been over 150 instances of assault on paramedics, with some spat on, bitten, punched and had threats made against their lives.
It is believed that there is a correlation between this increase and the 'ice epidemic' in causing violence.
The statistics show that on average, one in three paramedics are attacked every week, with this number higher in certain Sydney areas.
Blacktown, Liverpool, Manly and the Sydney CBD top the list.
"It's sometimes like trying to stop a bull elephant and they can come from anywhere, this is why the risk has gone so much through the roof for paramedics," NSW Ambulance Commissioner Dominic Morgan said.