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The Number of Calls Mentioning Suicide Where Police Allocated Resources Since 2014

Question

The BBC would like to make the following request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

Can you provide the number of call-outs your officers attended between Jan 2014 and Dec 2016 for people who were suicidal/threatening to take their own lives.

Please can you breakdown these figures annually (Jan 2014 – Dec 2014, Jan 2015 – Dec 2015 and Jan 2016 – Dec 2016)

This is where the word ‘suicide’ or ‘suicidal’ is featured in the log record. 

Answer

Please find the information in the table below:

 Year

Calls mentioning suicide where police allocated resources

2014

4517

2015

5460

2016

5809

FOI reference: 568/17.

Date of request: 27.04.17.