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Humberside Police

About this force

Area 2,185 square miles
Recording stop and account? No
Force website Visit website

About the PCC in this area

Police & Crime Commissioner Keith Hunter (Labour)
Email address pcc@humberside.pnn.police.uk
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How many searches do police do?

April 2018 – March 2019

The police conducted 1,584 stop and searches under PACE Section 1 across the area covered by Humberside Police.

This was an increase of 29% 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 1,232 stop and searches under PACE Section 1 across the area covered by Humberside Police.

This was an increase of 19% 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 1,031 stop and searches under PACE Section 1 across the area covered by Humberside Police.

This was an increase of 18% 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

Humberside Police do not record stop and accounts.

What are searches targeted at?

Target Proportion of searches
Drugs56%
Offensive weapons19%
Going equipped13%
Stolen property9%
Firearms2%
Other1%
Criminal damage1%

How effective are police stop and searches?

Most searches in Humberside during 2018/19 (56%) were for drugs rather than serious or violent crimes.

April 2018 – March 2019

12% of stop and searches conducted under PACE Section 1 lead to an arrest.

April 2017 – March 2018

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

April 2016 – March 2017

16% of stop and searches conducted under PACE Section 1 lead to an arrest.

Who is getting searched?

In 2018/19, the rate of searches of black people was almost eight times higher than of white people in Humberside. Those from mixed backgrounds were searched at twice rate of whites, Asian people just under twice, and the only group that was underrepresented were from Chinese or other ethnic groups.

As with the last few financial years, there were no recorded use of section 60, a power that does not require officers to have reasonable suspicion that a person is carrying weapons in order to search them for those items.

PACE disproportionality ratios

Ethnic groups Ratio
White : Black 1 : 7.8
White : Asian 1 : 1.7
White : Mixed 1 : 1.9
White : Other 1 : 0.3