Performance statistics

Number of stop and searches by outcome per month

Total number of stop and searches carried out by Sussex Police in the months between December 2019 and January 2020.

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Stop and searches grouped by month
Month Stop and searches No further action Police action taken
Dec 2019 574 419 155
Jan 2020 657 447 210

Of the 1,231 stop and searches conducted between December 2019 and January 2020, 365 (29.65%) had a police outcome, and 866 (70.35%) had no further action taken. For (0%), 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 linked 892 72.46%
Linked 339 27.54%

Of the 1,231 stop and searches between December 2019 and January 2020, 339 (27.54%) cases the outcome was linked to the purpose of the search, and in 892 (72.46%) cases it was not linked. For (0%), this data was not collected. 

Outcome

Percentages of stop and searches grouped by police action, between December 2019 and January 2020.

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Stop and searches grouped by outcome
Outcome Stop and searches Percentage
Summons / charged by post 23 1.87%
Penalty Notice for Disorder 24 1.95%
Khat or Cannabis warning 7 0.57%
Community resolution 71 5.77%
Caution (simple or conditional) 4 0.32%
Arrest 236 19.17%
A no further action disposal 866 70.35%

Ethnicity

Number of stop and searches per 1,000 resident population broken down by ethnic group between December 2019 and January 2020.

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Population from the 2011 census

Stop and searches grouped by ethnicity
Ethnicity Stop and searches Resident population in Sussex Police area Stop and searches per 1,000 resident population by ethnicity
Asian or Asian British 40 40,865 0.979
Indian 4 14,908 0.268
Pakistani 6 6,202 0.967
Bangladeshi 4 4,755 0.841
Any other Asian ethnic background 26 15,000 1.733
Black or Black British 109 14,246 7.651
Caribbean 18 2,989 6.022
African 36 9,262 3.887
Any other Black ethnic background 55 1,995 27.569
Mixed 32 30,036 1.065
White and Black Caribbean 4 7,015 0.57
White and Black African 10 5,103 1.96
White and Asian 4 10,204 0.392
Any other Mixed ethnic background 14 7,714 1.815
Chinese or other ethnic group 2 16,352 0.122
Chinese 2 7,890 0.253
Any other ethnic group 0 8,462 0
White 920 1,505,433 0.611
White British 844 1,420,338 0.594
White Irish 5 13,717 0.365
Any other White ethnic background 71 71,378 0.995
Not stated 128 N/A N/A
Not collected 0 N/A N/A

Age

Total number of stop and searches grouped by age range, between December 2019 and January 2020.

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Total number of stop and searches grouped by age range
Age Stop and searches
under 10 1
10-17 343
18-24 351
25-34 255
over 34 205
Not available 76

Time of day

Total number of stop and searches grouped by the time of day they occured, between December 2019 and January 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 1231
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 December 2019 and January 2020.

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Stop and searches grouped by the object of the search
Object Stop and searches Percentage
Stolen goods 72 5.85%
Not collected 968 78.64%
Fireworks 3 0.24%
Firearms 5 0.41%
Articles for use in criminal damage 18 1.46%
Article for use in theft 165 13.40%

The British Transport Police are responsible for policing railways in Sussex 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 Sussex Police in the months between December 2019 and January 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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