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Humberside Police

About this force

Area 2,185 square miles
Recording stop and account? No
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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 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.

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.

Stop and account

Humberside Police do not record stop and accounts.

What are searches targeted at?

Target Proportion of searches
Drugs51%
Other16%
Stolen property12%
Offensive weapons12%
Going equipped7%
Criminal damage1%
Firearms1%

How effective are police stop and searches?

April 2016 – March 2017

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

April 2015 – March 2016

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

Who is getting searched?

Humberside has one of the lowest recorded searches in England and Wales, including of ethnic minority groups. This means that caution should be used in interpreting the figures on disproportionality produced below. Of the 1,031 people searched in 2016/17, 663 were white, 23 were black, 16 were Asian, 10 were from mixed ethnicities and 4 were from Chinese or other ethnic groups.

As with the last three 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 : 7.0
White : Asian 1 : 1.9
White : Mixed 1 : 2.1
White : Other 1 : 0.7