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 April 2020 and September 2020.

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Stop and searches grouped by month
Month Stop and searches Outcome not collected No further action Police action taken
Apr 2020 213 39 127 47
May 2020 257 33 179 45
Jun 2020 234 53 138 43
Jul 2020 183 46 105 32
Aug 2020 182 36 116 30
Sep 2020 188 41 112 35

Of the 1,257 stop and searches conducted between April 2020 and September 2020, 232 (18.46%) had a police outcome, and 777 (61.81%) had no further action taken. For 248 (19.73%), 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 1043 82.98%
Linked 214 17.02%

Of the 1,257 stop and searches between April 2020 and September 2020, 214 (17.02%) cases the outcome was linked to the purpose of the search, and in (0%) cases it was not linked. For 1,043 (82.98%), this data was not collected. 

Outcome

Percentages of stop and searches grouped by police action, between April 2020 and September 2020.

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Stop and searches grouped by outcome
Outcome Stop and searches Percentage
Summons / charged by post 18 1.43%
Penalty Notice for Disorder 1 0.08%
Not available 248 19.73%
Khat or Cannabis warning 8 0.64%
Community resolution 71 5.65%
Arrest 134 10.66%
A no further action disposal 777 61.81%

Ethnicity

Number of stop and searches per 1,000 resident population broken down by ethnic group between April 2020 and September 2020.

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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 29 10,694 2.712
Indian 3 3,775 0.795
Pakistani 5 460 10.87
Bangladeshi 5 1,315 3.802
Any other Asian ethnic background 16 5,144 3.11
Black or Black British 79 3,208 24.626
Caribbean 31 794 39.043
African 27 2,055 13.139
Any other Black ethnic background 21 359 58.496
Mixed 28 9,507 2.945
White and Black Caribbean 6 2,486 2.414
White and Black African 5 1,278 3.912
White and Asian 9 3,288 2.737
Any other Mixed ethnic background 8 2,455 3.259
Chinese or other ethnic group 14 5,995 2.335
Chinese 0 3,481 0
Any other ethnic group 14 2,514 5.569
White 663 714,637 0.928
White British 631 683,800 0.923
White Irish 1 4,086 0.245
Any other White ethnic background 31 26,751 1.159
Not stated 278 N/A N/A
Not collected 166 N/A N/A

Age

Total number of stop and searches grouped by age range, between April 2020 and September 2020.

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Total number of stop and searches grouped by age range
Age Stop and searches
under 10 0
10-17 224
18-24 341
25-34 293
over 34 384
Not available 15

Time of day

Total number of stop and searches grouped by the time of day they occured, between April 2020 and September 2020.

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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 1257
3am-6am 0
6am-9am 0
9am-12pm 0
12pm-3pm 0
3pm-6pm 0
6pm-9pm 0
9pm-12am 0

Object

Percentage of stop and searches grouped by the reason for the stop, between April 2020 and September 2020.

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Stop and searches grouped by the object of the search
Object Stop and searches Percentage
Stolen goods 99 7.88%
Offensive weapons 126 10.02%
Not collected 10 0.80%
Game or poaching equipment 5 0.40%
Firearms 14 1.11%
Evidence of wildlife offences 1 0.08%
Evidence of offences under the Act 15 1.19%
Controlled drugs 912 72.55%
Articles for use in criminal damage 15 1.19%
Article for use in theft 60 4.77%

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 April 2020 and September 2020.

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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