Threat to Life Notices

Home Office written question – answered at on 30 June 2022.

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Photo of Steve Reed Steve Reed Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what statistics her Department holds on the number of Osman warnings (threat to life notices), issued by police forces in England in each of the last ten years for which data is available.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, Minister of State (Ministry of Justice and Home Office)

The information requested is not centrally held.

The Home Office collects and publishes data on use of various police powers and procedures, available here: Police powers and procedures England and Wales statistics - GOV.UK (

However, information on Osman warnings is not collected.

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