Stop and search data

Note: Data about individual stop and search incidents is now available through the custom download page and in the latest archive.

The publication of stop and search on is designed to increase transparency and accountability of stop and search at a national and force level.

The data presented here is taken from annual Home Office Statistics releases and covers stops and searches conducted by police under:

  • Section 1 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) and associated legislation
  • Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994
  • Sections 44 and 47A of the Terrorism Act 2000

The data includes resultant arrests statistics for each of these powers, plus breakdowns by police force area and the self-defined ethnicity of the search subject.

Please use the ‘Index’ tab within the tables to navigate to the appropriate statistics. Please also check the ‘notes’ tab before using the data.

Stop and search statistics 2012-13 (74.7 KB) d47bf29fa55cd36c48dc8d99613e9456
Stop and search statistics 2013-14 (81.4 KB) be9172c352f0f0692b6881af1ea42bf8

Further information on these data is also available on GOV.UK.