Mental Health (312_14)

Request

1. The number of arrestees with mental health issues. Please provide figures for 2011, 2012 and 2013.

2. The number arrestees with mental health issues under the age of eighteen in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

3.  The number of people with mental health issues that have been charged in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

4. The most frequent crimes committed by people with mental health issues in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

5. The number of under 18s who committed the most frequent crimes with the specified mental illnesses in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

6. The amount of under 18s detained under section 136 within your force? (2011, 2012 and 2013).

7. A breakdown of finances spent in training frontline officers for dealing with mental health issues in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Response

Please find attached (312_attachment_01.pdf).

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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