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 2020 and April 2021.

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Stop and searches grouped by month
Month Stop and searches No further action Police action taken
Dec 2020 692 495 197
Jan 2021 743 511 232
Feb 2021 753 541 212
Mar 2021 602 421 181
Apr 2021 610 431 179

Of the 3,400 stop and searches conducted between December 2020 and April 2021, 1,001 (29.44%) had a police outcome, and 2,399 (70.56%) 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 2461 72.38%
Linked 939 27.62%

Of the 3,400 stop and searches between December 2020 and April 2021, 939 (27.62%) cases the outcome was linked to the purpose of the search, and in 2,461 (72.38%) cases it was not linked. For (0%), this data was not collected. 

Outcome

Percentages of stop and searches grouped by police action, between December 2020 and April 2021.

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Stop and searches grouped by outcome
Outcome Stop and searches Percentage
Summons / charged by post 87 2.56%
Penalty Notice for Disorder 64 1.88%
Khat or Cannabis warning 15 0.44%
Community resolution 234 6.88%
Caution (simple or conditional) 6 0.18%
Arrest 595 17.50%
A no further action disposal 2399 70.56%

Ethnicity

Number of stop and searches per 1,000 resident population broken down by ethnic group between December 2020 and April 2021.

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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 111 40,865 2.716
Indian 14 14,908 0.939
Pakistani 26 6,202 4.192
Bangladeshi 20 4,755 4.206
Any other Asian ethnic background 51 15,000 3.4
Black or Black British 242 14,246 16.987
Caribbean 29 2,989 9.702
African 78 9,262 8.422
Any other Black ethnic background 135 1,995 67.669
Mixed 68 30,036 2.264
White and Black Caribbean 13 7,015 1.853
White and Black African 14 5,103 2.743
White and Asian 7 10,204 0.686
Any other Mixed ethnic background 34 7,714 4.408
Chinese or other ethnic group 18 16,352 1.101
Chinese 0 7,890 0
Any other ethnic group 18 8,462 2.127
White 2,551 1,505,433 1.695
White British 2,332 1,420,338 1.642
White Irish 14 13,717 1.021
Any other White ethnic background 205 71,378 2.872
Not stated 410 N/A N/A
Not collected 0 N/A N/A

Age

Total number of stop and searches grouped by age range, between December 2020 and April 2021.

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Total number of stop and searches grouped by age range
Age Stop and searches
under 10 1
10-17 678
18-24 980
25-34 812
over 34 756
Not available 173

Time of day

Total number of stop and searches grouped by the time of day they occured, between December 2020 and April 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 3400
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 2020 and April 2021.

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Stop and searches grouped by the object of the search
Object Stop and searches Percentage
Stolen goods 149 4.38%
Psychoactive substances 1 0.03%
Offensive weapons 505 14.85%
Not collected 378 11.12%
Game or poaching equipment 5 0.15%
Fireworks 5 0.15%
Firearms 23 0.68%
Controlled drugs 1935 56.91%
Articles for use in criminal damage 44 1.29%
Article for use in theft 355 10.44%

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 2020 and April 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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