Taser usage in England and Wales 2010-2016

This statistic shows police Taser discharge incidents in England and Wales from 2010 to 2016. The level of Taser use experienced a net growth over this time period. The largest single rise, from 1,468 to 1818 incidents, is explained by the source as likely being due to the wider roll out of Taser following the trial of units specially trained in it's use.

Police Taser usage incidents in England and Wales from 2010 to 2016*

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Release date

April 2017


United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

2010 to 2016

Supplementary notes

* The term 'Taser use' is appropriated for actual discharges made with the device.

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