National Taser Survey on black Britain's African Caribbean communities

Black Mental Health UK (BMH UK) is conducting this national survey on Taser as we believe that it is important to canvass the views of Britain's black African Caribbean communities on this issue. 

BMH UK is the only organisation that has lobbied government on the disproptunate use of Taser firearms against black people from the UK's African Caribbean communities and those who use mental health services.

The Home Secretary  has authroised the use of a new more powerful Taser gun by police forces in England and Wales; black people of African descent will be one of the  groups most affected by this change.

British Policing is based on the principles of policing by consent with the support of the public and the communities they serve. The UK's  African Caribbean communities have historically been over policed and under protected, particularly when it comes to Taser. There is also a disproportionate use of this weapon against those known by officers to be living with a diagnosis of mental illness.

We estimate that it will take from 15 to 20 minutes to complete this questionnaire. If you have any comments regarding these estimates or any other aspect of this survey email them to

We will use your feedback to inform and improve our work in this area.

All data from this survey will be stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act and care will be taken to ensure that when results are reported individuals cannot be identified.

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