Skip to main content

We collate and report statistics on the number of persons stopped, searched, questioned and arrested under each of 5 legislative powers (PACE, Misuse of Drugs Act, Firearms Order, Terrorism Act and Justice and Security Act).

Stop and Search Statistics - quarterly update to 31 March 2024 (published 22 May 2024)

Stop and Search documentation

Modelling 2011 Census Religion Composition onto Stop and Search postcode data

The following paper, prepared at the request of the Independent Reviewer of the Justice and Security Act, models 2011 Census Small Area religious composition onto postcodes extracted from Justice and Security Act stop & search data from August 2020 to July 2021.

Results of modelling exercise (PDF, 1.1 MB)

Stop and Search User Guide

Stop and Search User Guide (PDF, 606 KB)

Stop and Search Statistics - Previous Financial Year Reports

Accompanying Spreadsheet - Previous Financial Year Reports


Our statistical practice is regulated by the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR).