Arrests by Ethnicity (665_15)


  1. Please state the total number of arrests recorded on your force’s custody system between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2014.


  1. Please provide a breakdown of disposals for each IC code (IC1- IC9) between 1 Jan 2014 and 31 Dec 2014.


  1. no further action, cautioned, charged, warning, bailed. Where no further action was taken please state this clearly.


Please complete the table for each of the 9 IC codes:


IC codes

IC1 White – North European

IC2 Dark European

IC3 Black

IC4 (South) Asian

IC5 Chinese, Japanese, or other South-East Asian

IC6 Arabic or North African

IC9 Unknown


Please find attached our response


Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.


The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.


If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.



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