New Home Office figures show a fall in the number of times Metropolitan Police officers used their Taser stun weapons.
In 2012 Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe increased the number of officers carrying the weapons citing concerns that unarmed officers were waiting too long for armed back-up.
As a result of the expansion there are now two Taser equipped vehicles patrolling 24-hours a day in each of the 32 boroughs the Met polices.
Figures reported by MayorWatch in January 2014 revealed a fourfold increase in the number of times officers drew the weapons following the increased roll-out.
However today’s figures suggest usage maybe declining with officers pulling, aiming or firing the weapons 992 times between January and June 2014 – 132 fewer occasions in the previous six month period.
In addition to the Home Office’s figures, the Met publishes its own Taser usage data online as an interactive map showing usage per borough.