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Use of Force 2019 Q2

Only 6% of incidents which took place in July to September 2019 involved Use of Force.

  • Total number of incidents: 43,634
  • Number of Uses of Force recorded: 2,676

How did we use force during this time period?

Types of Use of Force used infographic

Types of Use of Force used

  • Tactical communication: 410
  • Unarmed skill used (push, wrist lock): 1,298
  • Handcuffs: 911
  • Incapacitant drawn/used: 117
  • Spit guard used: 33
  • TASER fired 38 (usage: 174)
  • Baton drawn/used: 7
  • Police dog deployed: 4
  • Firearm discharged: 0 (drawn/presented: 1)

Statistical breakdown of data

Statistical breakdown of data infographic

Gender of subject:

  • 20% Female
  • 80% Male

Ethnicity of subject:

  • 5% Black
  • 1% Asian
  • 58% White British
  • 2% Other
  • 34% Unknown/not stated

Reason for Use of Force:

  • 34% Prevent harm
  • 24% Arrest
  • 13% Prevent offence
  • 10% Apprehension
  • 6% Other
  • 5% Unknown

Subject characteristics:

  • 29% Violent behaviour/language
  • 24% Mental health
  • 19% Alcohol/drugs
  • 18% Other
  • 5% Threats
  • 4% Weapon
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