Stop and search data presented here are taken from the annual Home Office Statistics release ‘Police Powers and Procedures, England and Wales 2012/13’, and cover stops and searches conducted by police under:
Section 1 of PACE and associated legislation (collectively referred to as section 1 of PACE). The associated legislation includes stop and search powers under section 47 of the Firearms Act 1968, section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, section 43 of the Terrorism Act 2000 as well as other legislation.
Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 in anticipation of violence.
Section 47A (as amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) of the Terrorism Act 2000 in order to prevent acts of terrorism).
For each of the above powers, data on resultant arrests as well as breakdowns by police force area and self-defined ethnicity of search recipient are included in the tables.
Please refer to the ‘Index’ tab within the tables to navigate to the appropriate data. Please also ensure you review the ‘notes’ tab before using the data.