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 April 2020 and September 2020.

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Stop and searches grouped by month
Month Stop and searches No further action Police action taken
Apr 2020 894 646 248
May 2020 915 660 255
Jun 2020 823 593 230
Jul 2020 738 548 190
Aug 2020 592 455 137
Sep 2020 611 461 150

Of the 4,573 stop and searches conducted between April 2020 and September 2020, 1,210 (26.46%) had a police outcome, and 3,363 (73.54%) 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 3332 72.86%
Linked 1241 27.14%

Of the 4,573 stop and searches between April 2020 and September 2020, 1,241 (27.14%) cases the outcome was linked to the purpose of the search, and in 3,332 (72.86%) cases it was not linked. For (0%), this data was not collected. 

Outcome

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

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Stop and searches grouped by outcome
Outcome Stop and searches Percentage
Summons / charged by post 88 1.92%
Penalty Notice for Disorder 75 1.64%
Khat or Cannabis warning 17 0.37%
Community resolution 256 5.60%
Caution (simple or conditional) 13 0.28%
Arrest 761 16.64%
A no further action disposal 3363 73.54%

Ethnicity

Number of stop and searches per 1,000 resident population broken down by ethnic group between April 2020 and September 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 137 40,865 3.353
Indian 14 14,908 0.939
Pakistani 37 6,202 5.966
Bangladeshi 15 4,755 3.155
Any other Asian ethnic background 71 15,000 4.733
Black or Black British 394 14,246 27.657
Caribbean 79 2,989 26.43
African 131 9,262 14.144
Any other Black ethnic background 184 1,995 92.231
Mixed 104 30,036 3.463
White and Black Caribbean 34 7,015 4.847
White and Black African 14 5,103 2.743
White and Asian 18 10,204 1.764
Any other Mixed ethnic background 38 7,714 4.926
Chinese or other ethnic group 30 16,352 1.835
Chinese 2 7,890 0.253
Any other ethnic group 28 8,462 3.309
White 3,367 1,505,433 2.237
White British 3,061 1,420,338 2.155
White Irish 20 13,717 1.458
Any other White ethnic background 286 71,378 4.007
Not stated 541 N/A N/A
Not collected 0 N/A N/A

Age

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

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Total number of stop and searches grouped by age range
Age Stop and searches
under 10 4
10-17 935
18-24 1408
25-34 1035
over 34 970
Not available 221

Time of day

Total number of stop and searches grouped by the time of day they occured, between April 2020 and September 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 4573
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 April 2020 and September 2020.

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Stop and searches grouped by the object of the search
Object Stop and searches Percentage
Stolen goods 164 3.59%
Psychoactive substances 7 0.15%
Offensive weapons 653 14.28%
Not collected 639 13.97%
Game or poaching equipment 4 0.09%
Fireworks 4 0.09%
Firearms 25 0.55%
Controlled drugs 2461 53.82%
Articles for use in criminal damage 91 1.99%
Article for use in theft 525 11.48%

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 April 2020 and September 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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