Taser stats

Some interesting stats on taser use from the Police over the last three years. Highlights:

  • Force used by Police in just 0.2% of face to face interactions
  • Tasers drawn or used in just 0.4% of apprehensions
  • Seven of of eight times a taser is drawn but not used
  • When force was used tasers used just 16% of time, pepper spray 32%, handcuffs 34% and physical restraint 37%
  • Tasers only used 2% of 36,440 mental health incidents and discharged for 0.3%

So what was all the fuss about?

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