The use of stun guns by police officers in England and Wales has more than doubled over two years, Home Office figures revealed.
- 2009: 3,128 deployments.
- 2010: 6,649 deployments.
- 2011: 7,877 deployments.
The percentage of uses where the stun gun does not make contact with the suspect has remained between 72% and 75%.
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