Mental health 999 calls rise
CALLS to the Metropolitan Police about mental health have risen by almost a third in five years, figures show.
There were 115,000 calls with a mental health element to London’s police force in the 12 months to July, compared to 86,520 in 2011-12.
Forty thousand of the calls had a police unit assigned – or sent out – to them, the detail showed.
The calls were a mixture of emergency 999 and 101 calls.
The Met received almost five million 999 and 101 calls in the same period.