Stop and Search (23065/18)

Request

Specific stop and search data in the West Midlands between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2018:

1)         Broken down by local policing unit,* how many ‘Stop and Searches’ under section 1 Police and Criminal Evidence Act (1984) took place? Please provide data sorted by Gender, Ethnicity, and Age of the person being searched. **

2)         Broken down by local policing unit,* how many ‘Stop and Searches’ under section 23 (s.23) Misuse of Drugs Act (1971) took place? Please provide data sorted by Gender, Ethnicity, and Age of the person being searched. *

3)         Broken down by local policing unit, please provide the Object and outcome of ‘Stop and Searches’ conducted under section 1 Police and Criminal Evidence Act (1984)

4)         Broken down by local policing unit, please provide the Object and outcome of ‘Stop and Searches’ conducted under s.23 Misuse of Drugs Act (1971)

5)         Broken down by local policing unit, how many times was a section 60 (s.60) under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act (1994) authorised? Please provide the reason for each authorisation.

6)         Broken down by local policing unit, how many ‘Stop and Searches’ under s.60 took place? Please provide data sorted by Ethnicity and Age of the person being searched

*For any of the above questions, if data is not available to be sorted by local policing unit, please proceed to provide data sorted by another type of geographical breakdown.

Response

Under section 21 of the Act, we are not required to provide information in response to a request if it is already reasonably accessible to you. The information you have requested is available on the Police.uk website via the following link (select the neighbourhood and then select ‘stop and search’):

https://www.police.uk/west-midlands/

For example, stop and search data for the Birmingham City Centre is available via the following link:

https://www.police.uk/west-midlands/BW01/stop-and-search/

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