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IPCC report into deaths during or following police contact: Statistics 2011/12

The Independent Police Complaint Commission (IPCC) has published their statistical analysis on deaths during and following police contact which occurred between 1 April 2011 and 31 March 2012. It provides a definitive set of figures for England and Wales and an overview of the nature and circumstances in which these deaths occurred. Some of the investigations into the deaths are ongoing. Details about the nature and circumstances of these cases are therefore based on information available at the time of analysis. The report show that fifteen people died in or following police custody, 13 were male and two were female and forty-seven people died during or following other contact with the police, where twenty-five of the individuals who died were female and 22 were male. You can read the full report by visiting the IPCC’s website by clicking here. You can also access the Home Affairs Select Committee's inquiry into the IPCC by clicking here.

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