Stop and search in Dorset Police
Number of stop and searches by outcome per month
Total number of stop and searches carried out by Dorset Police in the months between October 2020 and March 2021.
|Month||Stop and searches||Outcome not collected||Police action taken||No further action|
Of the 1,340 stop and searches conducted between October 2020 and March 2021, 256 (19.1%) had a police outcome, and 824 (61.49%) had no further action taken. For 260 (19.4%), the outcome was not collected.
|Outcome linked||Stop and searches||Percentage|
Of the 1,340 stop and searches between October 2020 and March 2021, 242 (18.06%) cases the outcome was linked to the purpose of the search, and in (0%) cases it was not linked. For 1,098 (81.94%), this data was not collected.
Percentages of stop and searches grouped by police action, between October 2020 and March 2021.
|Outcome||Stop and searches||Percentage|
|Summons / charged by post||14||1.04%|
|Khat or Cannabis warning||5||0.37%|
|A no further action disposal||824||61.49%|
Number of stop and searches per 1,000 resident population broken down by ethnic group between October 2020 and March 2021.
|Ethnicity||Stop and searches||Resident population in Dorset Police area||Stop and searches per 1,000 resident population by ethnicity|
|Asian or Asian British||22||10,694||2.057|
|Any other Asian ethnic background||7||5,144||1.361|
|Black or Black British||82||3,208||25.561|
|Any other Black ethnic background||25||359||69.638|
|White and Black Caribbean||6||2,486||2.414|
|White and Black African||7||1,278||5.477|
|White and Asian||4||3,288||1.217|
|Any other Mixed ethnic background||29||2,455||11.813|
|Chinese or other ethnic group||12||5,995||2.002|
|Any other ethnic group||12||2,514||4.773|
|Any other White ethnic background||48||26,751||1.794|
Total number of stop and searches grouped by age range, between October 2020 and March 2021.
|Age||Stop and searches|
Time of day
Total number of stop and searches grouped by the time of day they occured, between October 2020 and March 2021.
|Time of day||Stop and searches|
Percentage of stop and searches grouped by the reason for the stop, between October 2020 and March 2021.
|Object||Stop and searches||Percentage|
|Game or poaching equipment||1||0.07%|
|Evidence of offences under the Act||23||1.72%|
|Articles for use in criminal damage||15||1.12%|
|Article for use in theft||79||5.90%|
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 October 2020 and March 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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