Official Statistics

Police use of force statistics, England and Wales: April 2019 to March 2020

Statistics on incidents where police officers use force; including type of force, reason, outcome, injuries, and person details (such as age, gender).

Applies to England and Wales

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The statistics on police use of force within this release cover incidents in England and Wales between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020. Data was collected from the 43 Home Office funded police forces in England and Wales.

These statistics are currently designated as ‘experimental statistics’ and should be used with caution. Experimental statistics are published in order to involve users and stakeholders in their development and as a means to improve quality at an early stage. It is important that users understand the limitations of these statistics. More information is available in the User guide to ‘Police use of force statistics, England and Wales’.

Published 17 December 2020
Last updated 11 October 2021 + show all updates
  1. 'Police use of force statistics, England and Wales: April 2019 to March 2020' has been updated with an HTML version.

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