Taser U16s (4921_14)

Request

How many times have tasers been used in your force on people under the age of 16 in 2013?

Please provide a breakdown of the age groups, categorising the age of each individual upon whom a taser was used.

Response

Taser use on persons under the age of 16 during the period 01 January 2013 to 31 December 2013:

Type of Deployment Age Total
14 15
Drawn 1 3 4
Red Dot 1 9 10
Fired 1 1
Total 2 13 15

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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