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Derbyshire Constabulary

About this force

Chief constable Mick Creedon
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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PCC's crime plan Read

How many searches do police do?

April 2015 – March 2016

The police conducted 3,666 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 2014 – March 2015

The police conducted 5,518 stop and searches under PACE Section 1 across the area covered by Derbyshire Constabulary.

This was a reduction of 14% 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
Drugs65%
Stolen property11%
Going equipped11%
Other7%
Offensive weapons5%
Criminal damage1%
Firearms1%

How effective are police stop and searches?

A staggering 65% of all searches conducted by officers in Derbyshire were for drugs rather than more serious or violent crime. This is one of the highest figures of all police forces in the country and certainly the highest of all police forces in the East and West Midlands regions. 41% of all arrests arising from a search are for drugs-related offences rather than weapons, theft, or other serious and violent crime.

April 2015 – March 2016

14% of stop and searches conducted under PACE Section 1 lead to an arrest.

April 2014 – March 2015

13% of stop and searches conducted under PACE Section 1 lead to an arrest.

Who is getting searched?

Racial disproportionality has increased in Derbyshire. Black people were searched at almost 4 times the rate of white people, Asians at 3 times the rate of whites and people from mixed backgrounds were search at over two and a half times the rate of whites. Only those from Chinese or other ethnicities were under-represented in search.

As with previous years, Derbyshire recorded no searches conducted under section 60 in 2015/16. 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 : 3.7
White : Asian 1 : 3.0
White : Mixed 1 : 2.6
White : Other 1 : 0.1