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 June 2020 and November 2020.

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Stop and searches grouped by month
Month Stop and searches No further action Police action taken
Jun 2020 823 593 230
Jul 2020 738 548 190
Aug 2020 592 455 137
Sep 2020 611 461 150
Oct 2020 653 465 188
Nov 2020 701 525 176

Of the 4,118 stop and searches conducted between June 2020 and November 2020, 1,071 (26.01%) had a police outcome, and 3,047 (73.99%) 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 2964 71.98%
Linked 1154 28.02%

Of the 4,118 stop and searches between June 2020 and November 2020, 1,154 (28.02%) cases the outcome was linked to the purpose of the search, and in 2,964 (71.98%) cases it was not linked. For (0%), this data was not collected. 

Outcome

Percentages of stop and searches grouped by police action, between June 2020 and November 2020.

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Stop and searches grouped by outcome
Outcome Stop and searches Percentage
Summons / charged by post 76 1.85%
Penalty Notice for Disorder 51 1.24%
Khat or Cannabis warning 19 0.46%
Community resolution 251 6.10%
Caution (simple or conditional) 11 0.27%
Arrest 663 16.10%
A no further action disposal 3047 73.99%

Ethnicity

Number of stop and searches per 1,000 resident population broken down by ethnic group between June 2020 and November 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 124 40,865 3.034
Indian 19 14,908 1.274
Pakistani 29 6,202 4.676
Bangladeshi 13 4,755 2.734
Any other Asian ethnic background 63 15,000 4.2
Black or Black British 336 14,246 23.586
Caribbean 60 2,989 20.074
African 104 9,262 11.229
Any other Black ethnic background 172 1,995 86.216
Mixed 103 30,036 3.429
White and Black Caribbean 30 7,015 4.277
White and Black African 18 5,103 3.527
White and Asian 12 10,204 1.176
Any other Mixed ethnic background 43 7,714 5.574
Chinese or other ethnic group 27 16,352 1.651
Chinese 1 7,890 0.127
Any other ethnic group 26 8,462 3.073
White 3,069 1,505,433 2.039
White British 2,839 1,420,338 1.999
White Irish 19 13,717 1.385
Any other White ethnic background 211 71,378 2.956
Not stated 459 N/A N/A
Not collected 0 N/A N/A

Age

Total number of stop and searches grouped by age range, between June 2020 and November 2020.

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Total number of stop and searches grouped by age range
Age Stop and searches
under 10 5
10-17 967
18-24 1283
25-34 834
over 34 832
Not available 197

Time of day

Total number of stop and searches grouped by the time of day they occured, between June 2020 and November 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 4118
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 June 2020 and November 2020.

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Stop and searches grouped by the object of the search
Object Stop and searches Percentage
Stolen goods 153 3.72%
Psychoactive substances 6 0.15%
Offensive weapons 712 17.29%
Not collected 456 11.07%
Game or poaching equipment 7 0.17%
Fireworks 21 0.51%
Firearms 24 0.58%
Controlled drugs 2189 53.16%
Articles for use in criminal damage 91 2.21%
Article for use in theft 459 11.15%

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 June 2020 and November 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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