Mental Health Incidents (11236_16)

Request

The total amounts of people were taken into police custody under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act by the Force in the past five calendar years? (Broken down by calendar years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015) Age and Gender.

The total number of incidents the Force has responded to in the last five years? (Broken down by calendar years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015)

How many incidents were logged as being mental health related in the last five years? (Broken down by calendar years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015)

Response

Please find attached our response.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of incidents/crimes can be misleading .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.

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