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Public Consultation on Stop and Search

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Stop and search is a vital police tool - and especially important in relation to combating gangs, knife crime and drug offences.

 

In the last year in London alone, stop and searches resulted in 45,000 criminals being arrested, including more than 3,000 who were carrying weapons and guns, and more than 7,000 in possession of suspected stolen goods.

 

Vital police tool

 

But when it is over-used, or when people are targeted when they do not need to be, it is a waste of police time and erodes community confidence in the police.

Home Secretary Theresa May said:

The government supports the ability of police officers to stop and search suspects.

But if it’s being used too much or with the wrong people, then that is a dreadful waste of police time. It must be applied fairly and in a way that builds community confidence in the police rather than undermining it.

 

Stop and search

 

More than one million stop and searches are carried out every year – taking up more than 300,000 hours of officer time. On average, only about nine per cent of those incidents results in an arrest and the figures also vary considerably among forces.

Figures show that people from a black or ethnic minority background are up to seven times more likely to be stopped and searched by the police than those from white backgrounds.

 

This consultation will look at whether stop and search is used appropriately and fairly, and how it can be better targeted and more intelligence-led.

 

The Home Secretary said:

I want to see stop and search used only when it’s needed, I want to see higher search to arrest ratios, I want to see better community engagement, and I want to see more efficient recording practices across the country.

 

Independent review

 

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has carried out an independent review into these powers and its recommendations will be published next week. The report is expected to provide, for the first time, a comprehensive evidence base of how stop and search is used and recorded across the country.

 

The results of the public consultation, which can also be taken online, will shape future work with HMIC, the College of Policing and police forces to ensure stop and search works fairly and in the interests of all members of the public.

 

Background information

The search-to-arrest ratio varies considerably across forces. In Cumbria the figure is three per cent; in Kent it is 19 per cent. In London, where most stop and search incidents take place, it is eight per cent, in Greater Manchester it is eight per cent.

Police stopped and searched 1.2 million persons and/or vehicles under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) and other legislation in 2011/12.

Police forces in England and Wales stopped and searched 9 per cent fewer people in 2011/12 than in 2010/11.

 







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woah my eyes

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section b for the ic3s

 

i thought a lot of the stop n search powers came from the terrorist act even doe they quote the misuse of drugs act

 

newai it is what it is

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can u sue the police for harrasment if there constantly pullin u over.....??

 

wot can be done if this is happenin 

 

nt for me 

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y did you do that to my post JOHN DOE?

 

I use the white background as do many others, i cant read a damn thing now. writing is also too small

 

cretin

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Grafter, on 02 Jul 2013 - 20:24, said:
 
Stop and search is a vital police tool - and especially important in relation to combating gangs, knife crime and drug offences.
 
In the last year in London alone, stop and searches resulted in 45,000 criminals being arrested, including more than 3,000 who were carrying weapons and guns, and more than 7,000 in possession of suspected stolen goods.
 
Vital police tool
 
But when it is over-used, or when people are targeted when they do not need to be, it is a waste of police time and erodes community confidence in the police.
Home Secretary Theresa May said:
The government supports the ability of police officers to stop and search suspects.
But if it’s being used too much or with the wrong people, then that is a dreadful waste of police time. It must be applied fairly and in a way that builds community confidence in the police rather than undermining it.
 
Stop and search
 
More than one million stop and searches are carried out every year – taking up more than 300,000 hours of officer time. On average, only about nine per cent of those incidents results in an arrest and the figures also vary considerably among forces.
Figures show that people from a black or ethnic minority background are up to seven times more likely to be stopped and searched by the police than those from white backgrounds.
 
This consultation will look at whether stop and search is used appropriately and fairly, and how it can be better targeted and more intelligence-led.
 
The Home Secretary said:
I want to see stop and search used only when it’s needed, I want to see higher search to arrest ratios, I want to see better community engagement, and I want to see more efficient recording practices across the country.
 
Independent review
 
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has carried out an independent review into these powers and its recommendations will be published next week. The report is expected to provide, for the first time, a comprehensive evidence base of how stop and search is used and recorded across the country.
 
The results of the public consultation, which can also be taken online, will shape future work with HMIC, the College of Policing and police forces to ensure stop and search works fairly and in the interests of all members of the public.
 
Background information
The search-to-arrest ratio varies considerably across forces. In Cumbria the figure is three per cent; in Kent it is 19 per cent. In London, where most stop and search incidents take place, it is eight per cent, in Greater Manchester it is eight per cent.
Police stopped and searched 1.2 million persons and/or vehicles under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) and other legislation in 2011/12.
Police forces in England and Wales stopped and searched 9 per cent fewer people in 2011/12 than in 2010/11.
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thanks

 

is there a reason that the link to the consultation was removed?

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Refuse stop and search if they dont have probable cause or reason.

 

I said it a thousand times get to know the law knowledge is more powerful than any entity.

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theyll talk about it

 

its pure show

 

nothing will be done

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Never once been stopped and searched. Have been told to fuck off by the bacon boys numerous times, but never searched.

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ive never been searched either

 

but ive been stopped a few times

 

twice in a large group who got searched cause they were yappin, but i didnt

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In the last year in London alone, stop and searches resulted in 45,000 criminals being arrested, including more than 3,000 who were carrying weapons and guns, and more than 7,000 in possession of suspected stolen goods.
 

 

and the other 35,000 were arrested because the police harassed them while they were not in possession of anything illegal.

 

more than 3/4 weren't doing anything illegal and the stop and search alone was the cause of the arrest.

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In the last year in London alone, stop and searches resulted in 45,000 criminals being arrested, including more than 3,000 who were carrying weapons and guns, and more than 7,000 in possession of suspected stolen goods.
 

 

and the other 35,000 were arrested because the police harassed them while they were not in possession of anything illegal.

 

more than 3/4 weren't doing anything illegal and the stop and search alone was the cause of the arrest.

 

c/s

 

I've witnessed this with my own eyes.

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In the last year in London alone, stop and searches resulted in 45,000 criminals being arrested, including more than 3,000 who were carrying weapons and guns, and more than 7,000 in possession of suspected stolen goods.

and the other 35,000 were arrested because the police harassed them while they were not in possession of anything illegal.

more than 3/4 weren't doing anything illegal and the stop and search alone was the cause of the arrest.

c/s

I've witnessed this with my own eyes.

C/s this has happened to me

This is why I don't agree with all this talk about "show them you know the law", that youtube lawyer chat will have you in a cell for disorderly behaviour before you finish your sentence

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Im in the stop and search demographic amd only been stopped and searched once when i was goin thru my afghan jihad phase

Since i became a cooon the police call me sir or doctor

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U white?

Mixed.

I get picked out for extra investigation when traveling by air almost always though. It's like I said in the assumptions thread, most white people can't make a call on my ethnic make up. Have been taken for an Arab several times.

In January I flew from Heathrow and they took the piss. Swabbed my fuckin phone for explosives.

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tht is a piss take

 

 

people should protest,, at the end of the day thts modern day times racism

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I undertstand his frustration but racial profiling is not racism

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thts wot they tell u

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Just to let a few guys know that probably dont know in the past 50 years a  THOUSAND black men have been killed police custody  . Make of that what you will

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Just to let a few guys know that probably dont know in the past 50 years a THOUSAND black men have been killed police custody . Make of that what you will

Versus how many white men?

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Just to let a few guys know that probably dont know in the past 50 years a THOUSAND black men have been killed police custody . Make of that what you will

Versus how many white men?

 

Don't know how many tbh , didn't look up those figures.

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