The original database used to store the Police Use of Taser statistics was created in 2003 to cater for the operational trial. This version of the database became increasingly outdated and was operating outside of its original design specification. A decision was taken to develop a new database in 2011 which would automatically enter the data from the Taser data forms. We have experienced significant issues with the migration to this new version of the database.
We have resolved these problems and are in the final stages of a thorough data validation exercise. We will publish this information when we have finished this exercise.