Published 8 February 2021 by Alice & Kim
The IOPC goes out of its way to block automated downloads of this data, and it is hard to process their spreadsheets in Python due to multiple tables per sheet. We have therefore added the data to the repository to make it easier to work with.
We also make multiple versions of the source data available for download, since investigations take considerable time to complete and previous years data does change considerably.
This data provides a count of deaths in or following police custody, incidents and deaths following road traffic incidents involving the police, fatal shootings, and apparent suicides as well as other deaths. We have also put together a notebook to get started with analyzing this data.