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Cumbria Constabulary

About this force

Chief constable Jerry Graham
Area 2,268 square miles
Recording stop and account? No

About the PCC in this area

Police & Crime Commissioner Peter McCall (Conservative)
Email address commissioner@cumbria-pcc.gov.uk
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PCC's crime plan Read

How many searches do police do?

April 2015 – March 2016

The police conducted 3,879 stop and searches under PACE Section 1 across the area covered by Cumbria Constabulary.

This was a reduction of 41% from the previous year.

There were 26 stop and searches under Section 60 Criminal Justice & Public Order Act, a power which doesn’t require individual reasonable suspicion.

April 2014 – March 2015

The police conducted 6,553 stop and searches under PACE Section 1 across the area covered by Cumbria Constabulary.

This was a reduction of 43% from the previous year.

There were 3 stop and searches under Section 60 Criminal Justice & Public Order Act, a power which doesn’t require individual reasonable suspicion.

This was a reduction of 77% from the previous year.

Stop and account

Cumbria Constabulary do not record stop and accounts.

What are searches targeted at?

Target Proportion of searches
Drugs58%
Going equipped16%
Stolen property13%
Offensive weapons9%
Other2%
Criminal damage2%
Firearms<1%

How effective are police stop and searches?

April 2015 – March 2016

9% of stop and searches conducted under PACE Section 1 lead to an arrest.

April 2014 – March 2015

4% of stop and searches conducted under PACE Section 1 lead to an arrest.

0% of stop and searches conducted under Section 60 Criminal Justice & Public Order Act lead to an arrest.

Who is getting searched?

In 2015/16, black people were searched at over 5 times the rate of white people and Asians were searched at twice the rate of whites. People from mixed backgrounds were searched at approximately the same rate as whites but those from Chinese or other ethnicities were under-represented in recorded searches. Disproportionality has increased sharply compared to the last year, with the exception of the Chinese and other category which fell sharply.

PACE disproportionality ratios

Ethnic groups Ratio
White : Black 1 : 5.3
White : Asian 1 : 2.3
White : Mixed 1 : 0.9
White : Other 1 : 0.5