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 February 2020 and July 2020.

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Stop and searches grouped by month
Month Stop and searches No further action Outcome not collected Police action taken
Feb 2020 169 103 30 36
Mar 2020 113 61 27 25
Apr 2020 213 127 39 47
May 2020 257 179 33 45
Jun 2020 234 138 53 43
Jul 2020 183 105 46 32

Of the 1,169 stop and searches conducted between February 2020 and July 2020, 228 (19.5%) had a police outcome, and 713 (60.99%) had no further action taken. For 228 (19.5%), 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 961 82.21%
Linked 208 17.79%

Of the 1,169 stop and searches between February 2020 and July 2020, 208 (17.79%) cases the outcome was linked to the purpose of the search, and in (0%) cases it was not linked. For 961 (82.21%), this data was not collected. 

Outcome

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

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Stop and searches grouped by outcome
Outcome Stop and searches Percentage
Summons / charged by post 20 1.71%
Penalty Notice for Disorder 1 0.09%
Not available 228 19.50%
Khat or Cannabis warning 10 0.86%
Community resolution 54 4.62%
Arrest 143 12.23%
A no further action disposal 713 60.99%

Ethnicity

Number of stop and searches per 1,000 resident population broken down by ethnic group between February 2020 and July 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 30 10,694 2.805
Indian 4 3,775 1.06
Pakistani 4 460 8.696
Bangladeshi 7 1,315 5.323
Any other Asian ethnic background 15 5,144 2.916
Black or Black British 82 3,208 25.561
Caribbean 39 794 49.118
African 27 2,055 13.139
Any other Black ethnic background 16 359 44.568
Mixed 31 9,507 3.261
White and Black Caribbean 5 2,486 2.011
White and Black African 4 1,278 3.13
White and Asian 9 3,288 2.737
Any other Mixed ethnic background 13 2,455 5.295
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 613 714,637 0.858
White British 585 683,800 0.856
White Irish 2 4,086 0.489
Any other White ethnic background 26 26,751 0.972
Not stated 273 N/A N/A
Not collected 128 N/A N/A

Age

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

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Total number of stop and searches grouped by age range
Age Stop and searches
under 10 0
10-17 203
18-24 317
25-34 274
over 34 363
Not available 12

Time of day

Total number of stop and searches grouped by the time of day they occured, between February 2020 and July 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 1169
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 February 2020 and July 2020.

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Stop and searches grouped by the object of the search
Object Stop and searches Percentage
Stolen goods 75 6.42%
Offensive weapons 110 9.41%
Not collected 11 0.94%
Game or poaching equipment 6 0.51%
Firearms 9 0.77%
Evidence of wildlife offences 1 0.09%
Evidence of offences under the Act 14 1.20%
Controlled drugs 859 73.48%
Articles for use in criminal damage 14 1.20%
Article for use in theft 70 5.99%

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 February 2020 and July 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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