Research and Safety

The numbers tell the story, TASER products save lives, prevent injuries, reduce litigation, and save agencies a lot of money. More than 700 reviews have affirmed the safety and life-saving value of TASER technology as a safer, more effective use of force.

Saving Lives

TASER exists to save lives. Law enforcement officials rely on our devices to protect life, and we continue to innovate today, leading the world in electrical weapons technology. Our electrical devices specifically target the motor nerves that control movement, which enhances the effectiveness of restraint while minimising harm—an alternative far superior to using firearms in many contexts.

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Estimated lives saved from potential death or serious injury using a CEW

Houston Study

In a US longitudinal study, the Houston Police Department saw TASER devices help decrease workers' compensation claims by 93%. Deploying alternative means of force has also shown to reduce suspect injuries by as much as 60%.

The introduction of a TASER programme in Houston helped save millions of US dollars in worker's compensation payout.

Wake Forest

A 2009 US study by Wake Forest University concluded that 99.75% of suspects subjected to a TASER weapon had no significant injuries, demonstrating that the TASER device is the safest use-of-force option for police.

The Wake Forest study showed the following number of injuries per thousand exposures: firearm – 500 deaths, 500 injuries; baton strike: 780 injuries; punch: 780 injuries; kick: 450 injuries; TASER: 2 injuries.

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