Metropolitan Police: Stop and Search

Home Office written question – answered on 8th April 2019.

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Photo of Harriet Harman Harriet Harman Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were stopped and searched by the Metropolitan Police in each of the last five years; and for how many of those people was there no further action.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

The Home Office collects and publishes statistics on the number of stop and searches conducted by each Police Force Area in England and Wales and the number of resultant arrests. These data have been collected since 2001/02, and are published in the ‘Police Powers and Procedures, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin, and can be accessed here:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/751160/stop-search-open-data-tables-ppp.ods

Prior to April 2016 data on other outcomes, including no further action, were not collected. Data from 2016/17 onwards, on the number of stop and searches which resulted in no further action, are also published in the ‘Police Powers and Procedures, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin, and can be accessed here:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/751163/best-use-stop-search-open-data-tables-ppp.ods

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