Performance statistics

Number of stop and searches by outcome per month

Total number of stop and searches carried out by Dorset Police in the months between March 2021 and August 2021.

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Stop and searches grouped by month
Month Stop and searches No further action Outcome not collected Police action taken
Mar 2021 233 164 34 35
Apr 2021 198 128 29 41
May 2021 216 132 43 41
Jun 2021 160 92 36 32
Jul 2021 113 55 26 32
Aug 2021 188 104 49 35

Of the 1,108 stop and searches conducted between March 2021 and August 2021, 216 (19.49%) had a police outcome, and 675 (60.92%) had no further action taken. For 217 (19.58%), the outcome was not collected. 

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Stop and searches grouped by whether the outcome was linked to the search
Outcome linked Stop and searches Percentage
Not collected 903 81.50%
Linked 205 18.50%

Of the 1,108 stop and searches between March 2021 and August 2021, 205 (18.5%) cases the outcome was linked to the purpose of the search, and in (0%) cases it was not linked. For 903 (81.5%), this data was not collected. 

Outcome

Percentages of stop and searches grouped by police action, between March 2021 and August 2021.

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Stop and searches grouped by outcome
Outcome Stop and searches Percentage
Summons / charged by post 11 0.99%
Not available 217 19.58%
Khat or Cannabis warning 10 0.90%
Community resolution 59 5.32%
Arrest 136 12.27%
A no further action disposal 675 60.92%

Ethnicity

Number of stop and searches per 1,000 resident population broken down by ethnic group between March 2021 and August 2021.

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Population from the 2011 census

Stop and searches grouped by ethnicity
Ethnicity Stop and searches Resident population in Dorset Police area Stop and searches per 1,000 resident population by ethnicity
Asian or Asian British 30 10,694 2.805
Indian 8 3,775 2.119
Pakistani 3 460 6.522
Bangladeshi 3 1,315 2.281
Any other Asian ethnic background 16 5,144 3.11
Black or Black British 89 3,208 27.743
Caribbean 41 794 51.637
African 23 2,055 11.192
Any other Black ethnic background 25 359 69.638
Mixed 37 9,507 3.892
White and Black Caribbean 9 2,486 3.62
White and Black African 7 1,278 5.477
White and Asian 6 3,288 1.825
Any other Mixed ethnic background 15 2,455 6.11
Chinese or other ethnic group 6 5,995 1.001
Chinese 1 3,481 0.287
Any other ethnic group 5 2,514 1.989
White 619 714,637 0.866
White British 578 683,800 0.845
White Irish 1 4,086 0.245
Any other White ethnic background 40 26,751 1.495
Not stated 291 N/A N/A
Not collected 36 N/A N/A

Age

Total number of stop and searches grouped by age range, between March 2021 and August 2021.

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Total number of stop and searches grouped by age range
Age Stop and searches
under 10 0
10-17 280
18-24 306
25-34 214
over 34 293
Not available 15

Time of day

Total number of stop and searches grouped by the time of day they occured, between March 2021 and August 2021.

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Total number of stop and searches grouped by the time of day they occurred
Time of day Stop and searches
12am-3am 164
3am-6am 52
6am-9am 15
9am-12pm 87
12pm-3pm 181
3pm-6pm 199
6pm-9pm 218
9pm-12am 192

Object

Percentage of stop and searches grouped by the reason for the stop, between March 2021 and August 2021.

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Stop and searches grouped by the object of the search
Object Stop and searches Percentage
Stolen goods 71 6.41%
Offensive weapons 181 16.34%
Not collected 66 5.96%
Fireworks 1 0.09%
Firearms 5 0.45%
Evidence of offences under the Act 10 0.90%
Controlled drugs 702 63.36%
Articles for use in criminal damage 9 0.81%
Article for use in theft 63 5.69%

The British Transport Police are responsible for policing railways in Dorset Police area. View summary information for stop and searches conducted by the British Transport Police.

About this data

The statistics about stop and searches carried out by Dorset Police in the months between March 2021 and August 2021.

The Home office has sought assurances from police forces that the information is accurate as of 17 October 2019. Learn more about how this data has been collected and validated

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