Stop And Search: Ethnic Groups

Justice written question – answered at on 12 July 2010.

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Photo of Valerie Vaz Valerie Vaz Labour, Walsall South

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many stops and searches of individuals from each ethnic background, have been conducted in Walsall South constituency in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) (Prisons and Probation)

Data are not available at constituency level. However, the accompanying tables show the number of Stop and Searches (section 1, 60 and 44) in 2008-09 for the West Midlands police force area. Statutory powers exist under section 1 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE), for a police officer to search a person or vehicle without first making an arrest. Other police powers not under PACE include Stops and Searches in anticipation of violence (under section 60 of Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994) and searches of pedestrians, vehicles and occupants (under sections 44(1) and 44(2) of the Terrorism Act 2000).

Stop and Search of persons under s1 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, and other legislation, by self defined ethnicity, 2008-09
Ethnicity West Midlands England and Wales
White White British 12,460 691,849
White Irish 121 8,489
Other White 284 64,933
Black or Black British Black African 438 50,246
Black Caribbean 2,504 75,721
Other Black 665 42,799
Asian or Asian British Bangladeshi 524 19,309
Indian 1,566 22,888
Pakistani 4,832 31,273
Other Asian 524 26,589
Mixed Mixed African 59 3,128
Mixed Asian 160 3,203
Mixed Caribbean 872 16,477
Other Mixed 155 9,187
Chinese or other Chinese 68 3,356
Other 155 11,256
Not Stated 2,285 62,060
Total 27,672 1,142,763
Stop and Search of persons or vehicles under section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, by self-defined ethnicity, 2008-09
Ethnicity West Midlands England and Wales
White White British 181 53,078
White Irish 2 889
Other White 13 9,684
Black or Black British Black African 66 17,681
Black Caribbean 160 19,099
Other Black 32 10,647
Asian or Asian British Bangladeshi 64 6,585
Indian 74 3,455
Pakistani 250 4,903
Other Asian 37 6,353
Mixed Mixed African 18 701
Mixed Asian 4 406
Mixed Caribbean 39 2,978
Other Mixed 24 1,654
Chinese or other Chinese 4 345
Other 7 1,631
Not Stated 56 9,866
Total 1,031 149,955
Stop and Search of pedestrians and vehicles and occupants under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000, by self-defined ethnicity, 2008-09
Ethnicity West Midlands England and Wales
White White British 0 73,206
White Irish 0 2,201
Other White 0 41,966
Black or Black British Black African 0 10,151
Black Caribbean 0 6,776
Other Black 0 5,123
Asian or Asian British Bangladeshi 0 5,247
Indian 0 9,781
Pakistani 0 5,694
Other Asian 0 10,054
Mixed Mixed African 0 526
Mixed Asian 0 811
Mixed Caribbean 0 960
Other Mixed 0 2,210
Chinese or other Chinese 0 3,141
Other 0 5,590
Not Stated 0 13,571
Total 0 197,008
Note:

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 large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.

Source:

Criminal Justice Reform Analytical Services (CJR-AS)

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