Fatal police shootings

olice Shootings

The table below shows the number of people who have died as a result of police shootings in England & Wales since 1990, grouped by calendar year. INQUEST’s figures are derived from our monitoring and casework and are independent of those produced by the Home Office and other government agencies.

See also the policy page on deaths in police custody, prosecutions and unlawful killing verdicts and also statistics of all deaths in police custody.

Police Shootings 1990-date    
Year Metropolitan Police Other Forces Total
2016 0 2 2
2015 2 1 3
2014 1 0 1
2013 0 0 0
2012 0 1 1
2011 1 1 2
2010 0 1 1
2009 0 2 2
2008 2 1 3
2007 3 2 5
2006 1 0 1
2005 2 4 6
2004 1 1 2
2003 1 1 2
2002 0 2 2
2001 2 2 4
2000 1 1 2
1999 1 2 3
1998 0 2 2
1996 1 1 2
1995 1 1 2
1994 0 1 1
1993 2 1 3
1992 1 2 3
1991 0 3 3
1990 1 1 2
Total: 24 36 60

Source: INQUEST casework and monitoring.

INQUEST’s figures are derived from our monitoring and casework and are independent of those produced by the Home Office and other government agencies.


Page last updated: 2 May 2016

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