Find another area »

Humberside Police

About this force

Chief constable Justine Curran
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
PCC website Visit website

How many searches do police do?

April 2015 – March 2016

The police conducted 875 stop and searches under PACE Section 1 across the area covered by Humberside Police.

This was a reduction of 80% 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 4,413 stop and searches under PACE Section 1 across the area covered by Humberside Police.

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.

Stop and account

Humberside Police do not record stop and accounts.

What are searches targeted at?

Target Proportion of searches
Drugs55%
Other16%
Stolen property15%
Going equipped7%
Offensive weapons4%
Firearms1%
Criminal damage1%

How effective are police stop and searches?

April 2015 – March 2016

10% of stop and searches conducted under PACE Section 1 lead to an arrest.

April 2014 – March 2015

1% 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 and mixed people were stopped and searched at approximately twice the rate of white people across Humberside. Asians were searched at the same rate as whites and there were no searches recorded for anyone from a Chinese or other minority ethnic background.

As with the previous two 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 : 2.3
White : Asian 1 : 0.9
White : Mixed 1 : 1.6
White : Other 1 : 0.0