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Police: Suicide

Question for Home Office

UIN 248771, tabled on 29 April 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police forces hold statistics on the number of (a) police officers, (b) police community support officers and (c) police staff taking their own lives.

Answered on

8 May 2019

The Home Office does not centrally hold the information requested.

The Office for National Statistics publish data on suicide by occupation in England. The latest release can be found here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/datasets/suicidebyoccupationenglandsupplementarydatatables

The Home Office has not issued any guidance to police forces on the collection of statistics on the number of police officers taking their own lives.

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