Statistical data set

Search and rescue helicopter statistics: data tables (SARH)

Data on civilian search and rescue helicopter activity in the United Kingdom, produced by Department for Transport.

Following user feedback, we have discontinued a number of tables. All of the data previously published in these tables can be found in Table SARH0112.

Changes to these statistics

The department is reviewing the frequency of the search and rescue helicopter statistical series and is proposing to reduce it from two publications a year to one annual release in the summer. Based on the feedback received, the next biannual statistics release for April to September 2022 will be the final biannual release. The department is proposing that this will only contain the record level statistics provided in table SARH0112 and an update to the interactive dashboard, which covers all the information usually presented in the other tables, and will not provide an update for the maps document.

We welcome any feedback from users on the proposed presentation of the statistics (including any negative impact of the reduced outputs for the next biannual release).

Taskings by base, type and the number of rescued and assisted

SARH0101: Month by base (ODS, 15.2 KB)

SARH0102: Tasking type by base and outcome by tasking type (ODS, 25.7 KB)

SARH0113: Rescued and assisted by base (ODS, 9.31 KB)

Taskings by location and region

SARH0114: Breakdown of location by base (ODS, 14 KB)

All data

SARH0112: Record level data (ODS, 1 MB)

Contact us

Search and rescue helicopter statistics

Email SARH.stats@dft.gov.uk

Public enquiries 020 7944 4847

Media enquiries 020 7944 3021

Published 18 November 2015
Last updated 22 June 2022 + show all updates
  1. Data tables on Month by base, Tasking type by base and outcome by tasking type, Record level data, Rescued and assisted by base and Breakdown of location by base updated for the year ending March 2022.

  2. Data tables updated for the search and rescue helicopter statistics for April to September 2021.

  3. Data tables updated for the annual statistics release for year ending March 2021.

  4. Data tables on month by base, tasking type by base and outcome by tasking type, location by base, tasking type by location, rescued and assisted by base and breakdown of location by base updated for April to September 2020.

  5. Data tables updated for the annual statistics release for year ending March 2020.

  6. Data tables on month by base, tasking type by base and outcome by tasking type, location by base, tasking type by location, rescued and assisted by base and breakdown of location by base updated for April to September 2019.

  7. Data tables updated for the annual statistics release for year ending March 2019.

  8. Data tables on month by base, tasking type by base and outcome by tasking type, location by base, tasking type by location, rescued and assisted by base and breakdown of location by base updated for October to December 2018.

  9. Data tables on month by base, tasking type by base and outcome by tasking type, location by base, tasking type by location, rescued and assisted by base and breakdown of location by base updated for July to September 2018.

  10. Search and rescue helicopter data tables for tasking locations, updated for April to June 2018.

  11. Data for search and rescue helicopter statistics updated for the year ending March 2018.

  12. Table 0101 to 0106, 112 to 114 updated to the latest data for October to December 2017.

  13. Table 0101 to 0106, 112 to 114 updated to the latest data for July to September 2017.

  14. Table 0101 to 0106 updated to the latest quarterly data for April to June 2017. Table 0113 and 0114 added.

  15. Tables updated to the latest data for year ending March 2017.

  16. Table 0101 to 0106 updated to the latest data for October to December 2016.

  17. Table 0101 to 0106 updated to latest data for July to September 2016.

  18. Table 0101 to 0106 updated to the latest data for April to June 2016.

  19. Tables updated to the latest data. 3 tables added to the dataset.

  20. Tables updated and added to include latest data for October to December 2015.

  21. First published.