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.
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.