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Use of force

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Police officers are frequently required to deal with conflict situations. Many of these are resolved using well-chosen and appropriate words and by managing human interaction.

Others require varying degrees of physical force, including, on occasions, the use of firearms by Authorised Firearms Officers. This proportionate response is a well-established and necessary approach to managing conflict in a democratic society.

The Criminal Law Act 1967, the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and common law apply to all uses of force by the police and require that any use of force should be ‘reasonable’ in the circumstances.

Reasonable in these circumstances means:

  • Absolutely necessary for a purpose permitted by law
  • The amount of force used must also be reasonable and proportionate (i.e. the degree of force used must be the minimum required in the circumstances to achieve the lawful objective), otherwise, it is likely that the use of force will be excessive and unlawful.

From 1 April 2017 to 30 June 2017, there were 44,674 incidents that required attendance by an officer. From those incidents 395 resulted in officers having to use force which represents 0.88% of the total number of incidents attended.

Summarised above is a summarised breakdown of the data recorded around force used by Nottinghamshire officers. More detailed information is also available to download here.

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PDF icon Use of Force in Nottinghamshire (April 2019 to June 2019) infographic289.95 KB
File Use of Force in Nottinghamshire (April 2019 to June 2019)858.77 KB
PDF icon Use of Force in Nottinghamshire (January 2019 to March 2019) infographic291.75 KB
File Use of Force in Nottinghamshire (2018-19) Record-level Data3.03 MB
PDF icon Use of Force in Nottinghamshire (April 2018 to March 2019) infographic299.01 KB
File Use of Force in Nottinghamshire (Q4 2018-19) Record-level Data929.68 KB
PDF icon Use of Force in Nottinghamshire (July 2018 to September 2018) infographic301.15 KB
File Use of Force in Nottinghamshire (Q3 2018-19) Record-level Data880.91 KB
File Use of Force in Nottinghamshire (Q3 2018-19) Record-level Data880.91 KB
File Use of Force in Nottinghamshire (Q2 2018-19 Record-level Data)700.61 KB
PDF icon Use of Force in Nottinghamshire (Apr 2018-June 2018) infographic295.07 KB
File Use of Force in Nottinghamshire (2018-19 Record-level Data)589.24 KB
PDF icon Use of Force in Nottinghamshire (2017-2018) infographic247.32 KB
File Use of Force in Nottinghamshire (2017-18 Record-level Data)2.57 MB
PDF icon Use of Force in Nottinghamshire (January 2018 to March 2018) infographic248.7 KB
PDF icon Use of Force in Nottinghamshire (October 2017 to December 2017) infographic248.48 KB
PDF icon Use of Force in Nottinghamshire (July 2017 to September 2017) infographic246.01 KB
PDF icon Use of Force in Nottinghamshire (April 2017 to June 2017) infographic245.48 KB
PDF icon Use of Force in Nottinghamshire (1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017) infographic192.98 KB
File Use of Force in Nottinghamshire (1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017) record-level data125.61 KB
PDF icon Use of force in Nottinghamshire - Use of Force Legislation200.01 KB
PDF icon Use of force in Nottinghamshire - Use of Handcuffs223.61 KB
PDF icon Use of force in Nottinghamshire - CS Irritant Spray208.3 KB
PDF icon Use of force in Nottinghamshire - Taser268.25 KB
PDF icon Use of force in Nottinghamshire - Other Police Use of Force Equipment240.88 KB
PDF icon Use of force in Nottinghamshire - Unarmed Tactics239.55 KB
PDF icon Use of Force in Nottinghamshire (Q3 2018-19) Infographic291.09 KB
PDF icon Use of Force in Nottinghamshire (October 2018 to December 2018) infographic291.09 KB
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