The number of stops and searches carried out by Scottish Police Forces in each year since 2007 is shown in the following table. Breakdowns based on ethnicity are not available. Neither the Home Office nor the Scottish Government provide breakdowns of this data by police force, as this could reveal the geographic extent of section 44 authorisations in force at a given point in time.
|Year||Number of s44 Stopand Searches|
|2009 (to 31 August)||878|
Searches undertaken by the British Transport Police in Scotland are a matter for the Home Office, who receive notification of the number of those searches on a monthly basis.