Looks like austerity is a big factor when it comes to trauma in ex forces and emergency response communities. There is the trauma of the job itself and then there is the trauma of there not being enough money to pay to live. Of course this will lead to addictions in order to find ways of coping.
How many cops altogether ?
Attrition / Salary
Accessing data re: suicided cops isn’t that easy.
If a cop kills themself it takes a while for the coroner to assess the death.
So the figures get updated after year end
The public requests stats from the Office of National Statistics, but they invariably reply in their own time and in their own way.
This is the most recent clear ONS data I can find – 2018.
Though there are lots of words in this 2022 Oscar Kilo police suicide prevention material, I see no stats.
A relatively recent report from the Office for Veterans. I don’t think this organisation has much prestige in government. When I came across it around August – it felt like lots of Ministers signed off on the report but few were taking any ownership.6.8080_CO_OVA_Strategy_Action_Plan_DRAFT_V6_WEB
A study into veterans suicide was published in December last year
The basic conclusion was that the longer you serve in the military the less likely you are to kill yourself – the shorter you serve the more likely you are to end your own life.
The research was conducted by looking at MoD and NHS data re: 458,000 veterans.
About 1,000 took their lives. They say this is the same as the civilian population.
But they would want to make things look as rosy as possible, wouldn’t they?
Lots of paramedics are leaving
Firefighters are losing jobs and receiving paycuts: https://www.fbu.org.uk/news/2023/01/20/disappointing-and-ill-judged-fire-brigades-union-response-hmicfrs-state-fire-report