As a follow-up to a previous post entitled 'The dangerous world of law enforcement...' [LINK]
Here is a graph of the same data.
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Clearly, in Canada, having more tasers (starting around 2003 with the introduction of the X26) is coincident with a step function increase in the annual rate of police officers being killed in the line-of-duty (excluding accidents).
And the sharp drop-off to zero in 2008 is strangely coincident with the increased public scrutiny subsequent to the killing of Mr. Dziekanski and several others in late-2007.
So do tasers really help to make Canadian police officers safer?
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