Police: Suicide

Home Office written question – answered on 8th May 2019.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Fisheries, Flooding and Water)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department holds on the number of police officers who have taken their own lives in each of the last ten years.

Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Fisheries, Flooding and Water)

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.

Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Fisheries, Flooding and Water)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has issued guidance to police forces on the collection of statistics on the number of police officers taking their own lives; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

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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