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Police Taser Statistics (England and Wales 2014)

Volume 586: debated on Wednesday 15 October 2014

I am today publishing the statistics on police use of Taser in England and Wales for the six month period between 1 January and 30 June 2014. These show that:

The total number of times Taser was used by the police in this period is 5,107.

Non-discharges account for 81% of the Taser use.

The most common use of Taser in this period was “red dot”, which accounted for 52% of overall use.

The percentage for “drive stun” and “angle drive stun” accounted for 3% of overall use.

The percentage for “fired” accounted for 16% of overall use.

Full details are available from: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-use-of-taser-statistics-england-and-wales-january-to-june-2014 and a copy will be placed in the Library of the House.