There have been no specific discussions with the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex on incidents involving knives in Clacton.
The Best Use of Stop and Search scheme was announced by the Secretary of State for the Home Department, my right hon. Friend Mrs May, on
Only 9% of the 1.2 million stop and searches that took place in 2011-12 led to an arrest. The adoption of an intelligence-led approach to stop and search by the Metropolitan police in January 2012 coincided with a fall of a third in the number of recorded stop and searches taking place between 2011-12 and 2012-13, while the proportion of resultant arrests increased from 8% to 12%. Meanwhile in the same period, offences recorded by the Metropolitan police involving knives or sharp instruments fell by 20%.