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Derbyshire Constabulary

About this force

Area 1,000 square miles
Recording stop and account? No
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About the PCC in this area

Police & Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa (Labour)
Email address pccoffice@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk
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How many searches do police do?

April 2017 – March 2018

The police conducted 1,260 stop and searches under PACE Section 1 across the area covered by Derbyshire Constabulary.

This was a reduction of 34% from the previous year.

There were 0 stop and searches under Section 60 Criminal Justice & Public Order Act, a power which doesn’t require individual reasonable suspicion.

April 2016 – March 2017

The police conducted 1,901 stop and searches under PACE Section 1 across the area covered by Derbyshire Constabulary.

This was a reduction of 48% from the previous year.

There were 0 stop and searches under Section 60 Criminal Justice & Public Order Act, a power which doesn’t require individual reasonable suspicion.

Stop and account

Derbyshire Constabulary do not record stop and accounts.

What are searches targeted at?

Target Proportion of searches
Drugs63%
Going equipped17%
Offensive weapons9%
Stolen property5%
Other4%
Firearms2%
Criminal damage<1%

How effective are police stop and searches?

A staggering 63% of all searches conducted by officers in Derbyshire were for drugs.

April 2017 – March 2018

17% of stop and searches conducted under PACE Section 1 lead to an arrest.

April 2016 – March 2017

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

Who is getting searched?

In 2017/18, Black people were searched at seven times the rate of white people. People from  Asians or mixed ethnicities were searched at over two and a half times the rate of whites. Those from Chinese or other ethnicities were searched at a marginally higher rate than whites.

As with previous years, Derbyshire recorded no searches conducted under section 60 in 2017/18. Section 60 is a power that does not require officers to suspect a person is carrying a weapon in order to search them.

PACE disproportionality ratios

Ethnic groups Ratio
White : Black 1 : 7.0
White : Asian 1 : 2.7
White : Mixed 1 : 2.6
White : Other 1 : 1.1