Taser Officers (1129_16)

Request

1. The number of times the five officers to have used Tasers the most frequently have each used Tasers in the calendar years 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Please note that I am only interested in the number of times these five officers have used tasers, not any personal details such as name or rank.

In other words, for each of the three calendar years it should be possible to see how often the five most frequent Taser users made use of the stun guns.

Please also break this down by each type of use as defined by College of Policing and the Home Office in this document, section 5: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/police-use-of-taser-statistics-england-and-wales-january-to-june-2014/police-use-of-taser-statistics-england-and-wales-january-to-june-2014

Response

Please find attached our response.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. 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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