Taser use by the MPS

Meeting: 
MQT on 2011-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2011
Reference: 
2011/3746
Question By: 
Dee Doocey
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How many times have tasers been used by the MPS in each of the last five years (please break down by drawn/aimed, red-dotted, arced, drive stunned, and fired)? Please give the breakdown between Authorised Firearms Officers and TSG Officers.

Answer

Answer for Taser use by the MPS

Answer for Taser use by the MPS

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Written answer received on 21 December 2011:

Please note figures these are only available for the last four years.

TSG figures

Deployment/Year

2008

2009

2010

2011

Draw

51

27

46

32

Aim

20

7

9

12

Red Dot

123

81

66

89

Arc

15

3

6

6

Drive Stun

5

2

0

2

Discharge

41

27

27

21

Total

255

147

154

162

CO19 figures

Deployment/Year

2008

2009

2010

2011

Draw

2

1

0

1

Aim

3

0

2

0

Red Dot

17

9

6

6

Arc

0

0

0

0

Drive Stun

44

6

12

9

Discharge

121

58

80

57

Total

187

74

100

73