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Use of Force 2021/22 Q1

Only 10% of incidents which took place in April to June 2021 involved Use of Force.

  • Total number of incidents: 45,982
  • Number of Uses of Force recorded: 4,665

How did we use force during this time period?

UoF Q1 2021 force used

 

Types of Use of Force used:

  • Unarmed skills/physical restraint used: 2,448
  • Compliant handcuffing: 1,718
  • Non-compliant handcuffing: 1,389
  • Ground restraint: 797
  • Limb/body restraints: 324
  • Taser: 349
  • Other/improvised: 421
  • Spit guard: 95
  • Irritant spray – drawn: 164
  • Irritant spray – used: 109
  • Baton drawn: 21
  • Baton used: 5

Comparison to national statistics

UoF Q1 2021 ns comp

Restraint tactics:

  • National: 62%
  • Avon and Somerset: 54%

Unarmed skills:

  • National: 22%
  • Avon and Somerset: 30%

Less lethal weapons:

  • National: 5%
  • Avon and Somerset: 5%

Other equipment:

  • National: 4%
  • Avon and Somerset: 5%

Other tactics:

  • National: 4%
  • Avon and Somerset: 6%

Firearms:

  • National: 1%
  • Avon and Somerset: 0%

Statistical breakdown of data

Gender of subject:

  • 3446 Male
  • 1187 Female
  • 42 Transgender

Ethnicity of subject:

  • 87% White
  • 6% Black
  • 3% Mixed heritage
  • 1% Asian
  • 1% Somalian
  • 2% Other

Body worn video:

  • 90% of the time

Officer threatened:

  • 81% No
  • 19% Yes

Taser use per month 2020/21

UoF Q1 2021 taser use

Taser use per month:

  • January: 85
  • February: 92
  • March: 112
  • April: 120
  • May: 120
  • June: 102
  • July: 105
  • August: 110
  • September: 115
  • October: 92
  • November: 95
  • December: 92
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