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 September 2020 and February 2021.

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Stop and searches grouped by month
Month Stop and searches Police action taken No further action
Sep 2020 611 150 461
Oct 2020 653 188 465
Nov 2020 701 176 525
Dec 2020 692 197 495
Jan 2021 743 232 511
Feb 2021 753 212 541

Of the 4,153 stop and searches conducted between September 2020 and February 2021, 1,155 (27.81%) had a police outcome, and 2,998 (72.19%) 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 2980 71.76%
Linked 1173 28.24%

Of the 4,153 stop and searches between September 2020 and February 2021, 1,173 (28.24%) cases the outcome was linked to the purpose of the search, and in 2,980 (71.76%) cases it was not linked. For (0%), this data was not collected. 

Outcome

Percentages of stop and searches grouped by police action, between September 2020 and February 2021.

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Stop and searches grouped by outcome
Outcome Stop and searches Percentage
Summons / charged by post 78 1.88%
Penalty Notice for Disorder 68 1.64%
Khat or Cannabis warning 16 0.39%
Community resolution 296 7.13%
Caution (simple or conditional) 10 0.24%
Arrest 687 16.54%
A no further action disposal 2998 72.19%

Ethnicity

Number of stop and searches per 1,000 resident population broken down by ethnic group between September 2020 and February 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 140 40,865 3.426
Indian 21 14,908 1.409
Pakistani 35 6,202 5.643
Bangladeshi 14 4,755 2.944
Any other Asian ethnic background 70 15,000 4.667
Black or Black British 299 14,246 20.988
Caribbean 36 2,989 12.044
African 88 9,262 9.501
Any other Black ethnic background 175 1,995 87.719
Mixed 96 30,036 3.196
White and Black Caribbean 21 7,015 2.994
White and Black African 20 5,103 3.919
White and Asian 10 10,204 0.98
Any other Mixed ethnic background 45 7,714 5.834
Chinese or other ethnic group 22 16,352 1.345
Chinese 0 7,890 0
Any other ethnic group 22 8,462 2.6
White 3,102 1,505,433 2.061
White British 2,849 1,420,338 2.006
White Irish 12 13,717 0.875
Any other White ethnic background 241 71,378 3.376
Not stated 494 N/A N/A
Not collected 0 N/A N/A

Age

Total number of stop and searches grouped by age range, between September 2020 and February 2021.

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Total number of stop and searches grouped by age range
Age Stop and searches
under 10 2
10-17 903
18-24 1269
25-34 910
over 34 857
Not available 212

Time of day

Total number of stop and searches grouped by the time of day they occured, between September 2020 and February 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 4153
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 September 2020 and February 2021.

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Stop and searches grouped by the object of the search
Object Stop and searches Percentage
Stolen goods 182 4.38%
Psychoactive substances 3 0.07%
Offensive weapons 609 14.66%
Not collected 457 11.00%
Game or poaching equipment 12 0.29%
Fireworks 23 0.55%
Firearms 20 0.48%
Controlled drugs 2326 56.01%
Articles for use in criminal damage 67 1.61%
Article for use in theft 454 10.93%

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 September 2020 and February 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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