Stop & Search Data & Statistics

As part of our commitment to the Best Use of Stop and Search Scheme we publish annual data which provides details, amongst other information, of the amount of stop and searches which have taken place within each Local Policing Area (LPA) and the amount of positive outcomes relating to those searches. The below data relates to the period 1st April 2016 -  31st March 2017

Stop Search - Breakdown by Ethnicity

Self-Defined Ethnicity Force Total Total East LPA Total West LPA
A1 Asian Indian 4   1
A2 Asian Pakistani 35 29  
A3 Asian Bangladeshi 2 1  
A9 Any other Asian Background 15 11 1
B1 Black Caribbean 11 6 2
B2 Black African 6 4 1
B9 Other Black Background 6 2 3
M1 White/Black Caribbean 24 11 3
M2 White/Black African 3 1 1
M3 White/Asian 5 4  
M9 Other Mixed Background 10 4 1
O9 Any other Ethnic Background 7 5  
W1 White British 1221 320 567
W2 White Irish 3   1
W9 Other White Background 16 8 6
N3 Officer Called Away 29 10 14
Not Disclosed 2 1 1

Stop Search - Breakdown by Purpose

PurposeTotal ForceTotal Force Positive OutcomeTotal East LPATotal East LPA Positive OutcomeTotal West LPATotal West LPA Positive Outcome 
Criminal Damage28772145
Going Equipped193373548722
Offensive Weapon94312554919
Stolen Property1946329610342
Suspect Crime/Disorder/ASB210000
Traffic Violation310000
Not Recorded801030

A positive outcome means the person stopped and searched has either been arrested, reported for summons, issued a caution, issued a cannabis formal warning, undertaken in a community resolution scheme or received a penalty notice for disorder.

Please note: Due to a data quality issue with our own internal computer systems when we first introduced Mobile data during the early part of 2016 /2017 financial year, the total figures for Stop search encounters in Gwent do not correlate to the same number when looking at the totals for the respective geographical areas. This has been rectified since July 2016. The issue in no way hindered the monitoring and scrutiny of stop search encounters or overall data returns to the Home office