Stop and Search

Home Department written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of David Ruffley David Ruffley Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) sex, (b) ethnicity and (c) age was of each person stopped under section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 in each year since the relevant provisions came into force.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Crime Reduction)

The available information held by the Ministry of Justice is given in the following table for the period 1998-99 to 2005-06 which shows the total number of stop and searches of persons by ethnic appearance under section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.

Information on stop and searches by sex and age is not held centrally by the Ministry of Justice.

Total stop and searches of persons under s60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 in England and Wales, by ethnic appearance, 1998-99 to 2005-06
Ethnic appearance
White Black Asian Other Not known Total
1998-99 4,503 338 294 50 1,869 7,054
1999-2000 4,728 1,185 744 227 269 7,153
2000-01 5,054 3,096 2,704 187 162 11,203
2001-02 9,172 4,435 4,441 269 322 18,639
2002-03 24,179 11,204 6,979 1,095 712 44,169
2003-04 23,868 9,385 5,627 688 625 40,193
2004-05 23,245 9,832 6,844 809 571 41,301
2005-06 22,993 7,202 4,857 596 600 36,248

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