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Under 18s (5540_14)


  1. How may times were tasers deployed on under 18s in 2008, 2013, and 2014?
  2. What proportion of total taser deployment was on under 18s in 2008, 2013 and 2014?
  3. How many of those under 18s on who tasers were deployed in 2008, 2013 and 2014 were:
  4. In relation to the use of tasers deployed on under 18s in 2008, 2013 and 2014 – in what number and/or proportion was the taser:

The total number of children and young people under 18 who were stopped and searched in your jurisdiction in 2008/09, 2012/13 and 2013/14. Of this total, please provide a breakdown: By age, By gender* and By ethnicity.


Please find attached our response (5540_Attachment_01).

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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