Mental Health detentions (1116_15 )


Please tell me how many times your officers detained people under Section 135 and 136 of the Mental Health Act in the following years:

2015 (so far)

Please break this down by S. 135 and S. 136, if possible.


Please find enclosed our response.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.

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.

We are unable to breakdown the data down further into each section of the mental health Act , therefore the information below shows the total of people detained under Section 135 and section 136 of the Mental Health Act .

Date Total
Not known 1
2010 113
2011 34
2012 12
2013 5
2014 4
2015 2
Grand Total 171

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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