Armed police being sent to more incidents than ever in West Midlands



West Midlands Police are carrying weapons to 60 per cent more incidents compared to last year.
Armed officers in the West Midlands were deployed on 672 more operations in the year ending March 2017 than the previous 12 months.
Overall there were 1,794 operations in the year up to March this year - the highest amount of operations since the statistics started being released in 2009.
The figures from the Home Office show a total of 231 armed officers in West Midlands Police.
This equates to 7.8 operations per officer in the year, compared to the average across England and Wales of 2.5... read more

 
1 August 2017 in Regional West, Views: 36
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