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Derbyshire Constabulary

About this force

Area 1,000 square miles
Recording stop and account? No
Force website Visit website

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 2018 – March 2019

The police conducted 1,726 stop and searches under PACE Section 1 across the area covered by Derbyshire Constabulary.

This was an increase of 37% 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 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
Drugs65%
Going equipped14%
Offensive weapons13%
Stolen property5%
Firearms2%
Other1%
Criminal damage1%

How effective are police stop and searches?

A staggering 65% of all searches conducted by officers in Derbyshire were for drugs.

April 2018 – March 2019

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

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 2018/19, black people were searched at nearly nine times the rate of white people. People from mixed ethnicities were searched at seven times the rate of whites, and Asians at just over three times the rate of whites. Those from Chinese or other ethnicities were hugely underrepresented in searches compared with whites.

As with previous years, Derbyshire recorded no searches conducted under section 60 in 2018/19. 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