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Leicestershire Constabulary

About this force

Area 965 square miles
Recording stop and account? No
Force website Visit website

About the PCC in this area

Police & Crime Commissioner Willy Bach (Labour)
Email address police.commissioner@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk
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How many searches do police do?

April 2018 – March 2019

The police conducted 3,237 stop and searches under PACE Section 1 across the area covered by Leicestershire Constabulary.

This was an increase of 88% from the previous year.

There were 11 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 1,722 stop and searches under PACE Section 1 across the area covered by Leicestershire Constabulary.

This was an increase of 13% 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 1,519 stop and searches under PACE Section 1 across the area covered by Leicestershire Constabulary.

This was a reduction of 19% from the previous year.

There were 7 stop and searches under Section 60 Criminal Justice & Public Order Act, a power which doesn’t require individual reasonable suspicion.

Stop and account

Leicestershire Constabulary do not record stop and accounts.

What are searches targeted at?

Target Proportion of searches
Drugs59%
Offensive weapons17%
Stolen property13%
Going equipped7%
Other2%
Firearms1%
Criminal damage1%

How effective are police stop and searches?

April 2018 – March 2019

25% of stop and searches conducted under PACE Section 1 lead to an arrest.

9% of stop and searches conducted under Section 60 Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 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

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

Who is getting searched?

In 2018/19 black people were stopped and searched at five times the rate of white people and people from mixed backgrounds were searched at almost double the rate of whites. People from Asian, and Chinese or 'other' backgrounds were underrepresented in searches.

Eleven recorded searches were conducted under section 60, a power that does not require officers to suspect a person is carrying a weapon in order to search them, resulting in one arrest.

PACE disproportionality ratios

Ethnic groups Ratio
White : Black 1 : 5.1
White : Asian 1 : 0.9
White : Mixed 1 : 1.7
White : Other 1 : 0.5