Written statement to Parliament

Police use of Taser statistics, 2010 to 2011

Written ministerial statement on the police use of Taser statistics, 2010 to 2011.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Rt Hon Damian Green MP

The Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice (Damian Green): I am today publishing the statistics on police use of Taser in England and Wales for the period 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2011. These show that:

  • total police use of Taser has increased year on year from 2009 to 2011.

  • the proportion of Taser where the ‘highest use’ is ‘fired’ remained constant through 2010 and 2011 at about a fifth, after declining from 2009.

  • the most common ‘highest use’ of a Taser was ‘red dot’ in each of the last two years.

Full details will be made placed in the House Library and are available here at GOV.UK

Published 10 September 2013