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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 2017 – March 2018

The police conducted 1,722 stop and searches under PACE Section 1 across the area covered by Leicestershire Constabulary.

This was a reduction 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.

April 2015 – March 2016

The police conducted 1,883 stop and searches under PACE Section 1 across the area covered by Leicestershire Constabulary.

This was a reduction of 45% from the previous year.

There were 3 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
Drugs46%
Offensive weapons24%
Stolen property20%
Going equipped9%
Criminal damage1%
Firearms1%
Other0%

How effective are police stop and searches?

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.

April 2015 – March 2016

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

Who is getting searched?

In 2017/18 black people were stopped and searched at nearly four-and-a-half times the rate of white people whilst people from both Asian and mixed backgrounds were searched at a slightly higher rate than whites (1.2 and 1.4 times, respectively). Those from Chinese or other backgrounds are searched at significantly lower rates than whites.

No 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.

PACE disproportionality ratios

Ethnic groups Ratio
White : Black 1 : 4.4
White : Asian 1 : 1.2
White : Mixed 1 : 1.4
White : Other 1 : 0.4