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 July 2020 and December 2020.

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Stop and searches grouped by month
Month Stop and searches Police action taken Outcome not collected No further action
Jul 2020 183 32 46 105
Aug 2020 182 30 36 116
Sep 2020 188 35 41 112
Oct 2020 218 39 37 142
Nov 2020 228 53 45 130
Dec 2020 191 33 44 114

Of the 1,190 stop and searches conducted between July 2020 and December 2020, 222 (18.66%) had a police outcome, and 719 (60.42%) had no further action taken. For 249 (20.92%), 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 983 82.61%
Linked 207 17.39%

Of the 1,190 stop and searches between July 2020 and December 2020, 207 (17.39%) cases the outcome was linked to the purpose of the search, and in (0%) cases it was not linked. For 983 (82.61%), this data was not collected. 

Outcome

Percentages of stop and searches grouped by police action, between July 2020 and December 2020.

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Stop and searches grouped by outcome
Outcome Stop and searches Percentage
Summons / charged by post 15 1.26%
Not available 249 20.92%
Khat or Cannabis warning 4 0.34%
Community resolution 82 6.89%
Arrest 121 10.17%
A no further action disposal 719 60.42%

Ethnicity

Number of stop and searches per 1,000 resident population broken down by ethnic group between July 2020 and December 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 21 10,694 1.964
Indian 4 3,775 1.06
Pakistani 2 460 4.348
Bangladeshi 4 1,315 3.042
Any other Asian ethnic background 11 5,144 2.138
Black or Black British 64 3,208 19.95
Caribbean 25 794 31.486
African 16 2,055 7.786
Any other Black ethnic background 23 359 64.067
Mixed 27 9,507 2.84
White and Black Caribbean 4 2,486 1.609
White and Black African 3 1,278 2.347
White and Asian 2 3,288 0.608
Any other Mixed ethnic background 18 2,455 7.332
Chinese or other ethnic group 12 5,995 2.002
Chinese 0 3,481 0
Any other ethnic group 12 2,514 4.773
White 621 714,637 0.869
White British 589 683,800 0.861
White Irish 2 4,086 0.489
Any other White ethnic background 30 26,751 1.121
Not stated 300 N/A N/A
Not collected 145 N/A N/A

Age

Total number of stop and searches grouped by age range, between July 2020 and December 2020.

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Total number of stop and searches grouped by age range
Age Stop and searches
under 10 1
10-17 265
18-24 356
25-34 251
over 34 298
Not available 19

Time of day

Total number of stop and searches grouped by the time of day they occured, between July 2020 and December 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 857
3am-6am 55
6am-9am 28
9am-12pm 69
12pm-3pm 52
3pm-6pm 35
6pm-9pm 33
9pm-12am 61

Object

Percentage of stop and searches grouped by the reason for the stop, between July 2020 and December 2020.

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Stop and searches grouped by the object of the search
Object Stop and searches Percentage
Stolen goods 105 8.82%
Offensive weapons 172 14.45%
Not collected 4 0.34%
Game or poaching equipment 1 0.08%
Firearms 12 1.01%
Evidence of offences under the Act 24 2.02%
Controlled drugs 795 66.81%
Articles for use in criminal damage 11 0.92%
Article for use in theft 66 5.55%

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 July 2020 and December 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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