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West Mercia Police release third quarter use of force figures

West Mercia Police has today published third quarter figures on the use of force by officers.

The figures cover tactics such as officers taking hold of someone's arm, using handcuffs, deploying a police dog and using a baton, irritant spray, Taser or firearm.

Police officers respond to thousands of incidents each day and, as the figures show, the majority are resolved without requiring these techniques or any form of conflict.

Where use of force actions are taken each officer attending the incident completes a record of their actions. Therefore, there may be more than one record linked to the same incident. Equally, multiple incidents involving the same person will be recorded separately.

You can find the data on our website here

Issued by Alex Gale, Corporate Communications

Published 06/04/18