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Tasers used on under 18s (19524/19)

Request

Please provide the data on the number of times officers in your force have used Tasers on people aged 17 years old and younger in each calendar year since January 2015.

For each period, please provide the data broken down by age, ethnicity, and category of highest use (i.e Drawn, Aimed, Arched, Red Dotted, Drive Stun, Angled Drive Stun and Fired).

Response

Please find attached our response.

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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