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 December 2020 and May 2021.

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Stop and searches grouped by month
Month Stop and searches Outcome not collected No further action Police action taken
Dec 2020 191 44 114 33
Jan 2021 234 47 143 44
Feb 2021 236 53 131 52
Mar 2021 233 34 164 35
Apr 2021 198 29 128 41
May 2021 216 43 132 41

Of the 1,308 stop and searches conducted between December 2020 and May 2021, 246 (18.81%) had a police outcome, and 812 (62.08%) had no further action taken. For 250 (19.11%), 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 1075 82.19%
Linked 233 17.81%

Of the 1,308 stop and searches between December 2020 and May 2021, 233 (17.81%) cases the outcome was linked to the purpose of the search, and in (0%) cases it was not linked. For 1,075 (82.19%), this data was not collected. 

Outcome

Percentages of stop and searches grouped by police action, between December 2020 and May 2021.

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Stop and searches grouped by outcome
Outcome Stop and searches Percentage
Summons / charged by post 13 0.99%
Not available 250 19.11%
Khat or Cannabis warning 6 0.46%
Community resolution 77 5.89%
Arrest 150 11.47%
A no further action disposal 812 62.08%

Ethnicity

Number of stop and searches per 1,000 resident population broken down by ethnic group between December 2020 and May 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 6 3,775 1.589
Pakistani 2 460 4.348
Bangladeshi 6 1,315 4.563
Any other Asian ethnic background 16 5,144 3.11
Black or Black British 99 3,208 30.86
Caribbean 52 794 65.491
African 20 2,055 9.732
Any other Black ethnic background 27 359 75.209
Mixed 46 9,507 4.839
White and Black Caribbean 9 2,486 3.62
White and Black African 6 1,278 4.695
White and Asian 6 3,288 1.825
Any other Mixed ethnic background 25 2,455 10.183
Chinese or other ethnic group 13 5,995 2.168
Chinese 1 3,481 0.287
Any other ethnic group 12 2,514 4.773
White 713 714,637 0.998
White British 664 683,800 0.971
White Irish 2 4,086 0.489
Any other White ethnic background 47 26,751 1.757
Not stated 363 N/A N/A
Not collected 44 N/A N/A

Age

Total number of stop and searches grouped by age range, between December 2020 and May 2021.

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Total number of stop and searches grouped by age range
Age Stop and searches
under 10 1
10-17 309
18-24 383
25-34 273
over 34 324
Not available 18

Time of day

Total number of stop and searches grouped by the time of day they occured, between December 2020 and May 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 365
3am-6am 33
6am-9am 11
9am-12pm 91
12pm-3pm 160
3pm-6pm 219
6pm-9pm 211
9pm-12am 218

Object

Percentage of stop and searches grouped by the reason for the stop, between December 2020 and May 2021.

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Stop and searches grouped by the object of the search
Object Stop and searches Percentage
Stolen goods 79 6.04%
Offensive weapons 171 13.07%
Not collected 68 5.20%
Game or poaching equipment 1 0.08%
Fireworks 1 0.08%
Firearms 8 0.61%
Evidence of offences under the Act 13 0.99%
Controlled drugs 879 67.20%
Articles for use in criminal damage 14 1.07%
Article for use in theft 74 5.66%

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 December 2020 and May 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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