Stop searches (1264A/22)
The number of stop and searches conducted by officers from this force between January 2019 and July 2022.
As part of this request, I would like the information to be broken down into the following:
- i) The number of stop and searches conducted between January 2019 and July 2022, broken down into months and a grand total;
- ii) A breakdown of individuals stopped and searched within the requested time period by ethnic group, e.g. whether the individual was White British or Black British;
iii) The number of stop and searches of that resulted in no further action, and those that resulted in an arrest, again broken down into ethnic group;
Please find attached (1264A/22 attachment) 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 considered 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 considered 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.