Annual deaths during or following police contact report - 2021/22

Published 01 Sep 2022
Publication or report

Each year, we publish data showing how many people have died after contact with the police. Our report provides a definitive set of figures for England and Wales. It gives an overview of the nature and circumstances of these deaths.

You can also read our Deaths during or following police contact: Statistics for England and Wales 2021/22 in a plain text format. You can read our news release on the latest statistics here and our Director General’s comments on the release. 

Below you can read our most recent publications:

  • Our statistics on deaths during or following police contact (PDF format), and the associated data tables (ODS format), are available.
  • Our time series tables (ODS format) show data on gender, age and ethnicity of the deceased and the police force area by death category since 2004/05 to 2021/22. 
  • The time series tables are also available as a PDF. 
  • You can view our presentation (PowerPoint) to learn about the most recent statistics on deaths during or following police contact. 
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