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 October 2020 and March 2021.

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Stop and searches grouped by month
Month Stop and searches Outcome not collected Police action taken No further action
Oct 2020 218 37 39 142
Nov 2020 228 45 53 130
Dec 2020 191 44 33 114
Jan 2021 234 47 44 143
Feb 2021 236 53 52 131
Mar 2021 233 34 35 164

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. 

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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 1098 81.94%
Linked 242 18.06%

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. 

Outcome

Percentages of stop and searches grouped by police action, between October 2020 and March 2021.

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Stop and searches grouped by outcome
Outcome Stop and searches Percentage
Summons / charged by post 14 1.04%
Not available 260 19.40%
Khat or Cannabis warning 5 0.37%
Community resolution 90 6.72%
Arrest 147 10.97%
A no further action disposal 824 61.49%

Ethnicity

Number of stop and searches per 1,000 resident population broken down by ethnic group between October 2020 and March 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 22 10,694 2.057
Indian 5 3,775 1.325
Pakistani 2 460 4.348
Bangladeshi 8 1,315 6.084
Any other Asian ethnic background 7 5,144 1.361
Black or Black British 82 3,208 25.561
Caribbean 40 794 50.378
African 17 2,055 8.273
Any other Black ethnic background 25 359 69.638
Mixed 46 9,507 4.839
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
Chinese 0 3,481 0
Any other ethnic group 12 2,514 4.773
White 730 714,637 1.021
White British 680 683,800 0.994
White Irish 2 4,086 0.489
Any other White ethnic background 48 26,751 1.794
Not stated 362 N/A N/A
Not collected 86 N/A N/A

Age

Total number of stop and searches grouped by age range, between October 2020 and March 2021.

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Total number of stop and searches grouped by age range
Age Stop and searches
under 10 1
10-17 316
18-24 418
25-34 272
over 34 316
Not available 17

Time of day

Total number of stop and searches grouped by the time of day they occured, between October 2020 and March 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 582
3am-6am 72
6am-9am 36
9am-12pm 96
12pm-3pm 140
3pm-6pm 127
6pm-9pm 126
9pm-12am 161

Object

Percentage of stop and searches grouped by the reason for the stop, between October 2020 and March 2021.

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Stop and searches grouped by the object of the search
Object Stop and searches Percentage
Stolen goods 97 7.24%
Offensive weapons 175 13.06%
Not collected 9 0.67%
Game or poaching equipment 1 0.07%
Firearms 10 0.75%
Evidence of offences under the Act 23 1.72%
Controlled drugs 931 69.48%
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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