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Nottinghamshire Police

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About this force

Area 800 square miles
Recording stop and account? No
Force website Visit website

About the PCC in this area

Police & Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping (Labour)
Email address nopcc@nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk
PCC website Visit website
Key statements on stop and search

​“Ensure Stop and Search transparency and proportionality”

How many searches do police do?

April 2018 – March 2019

The police conducted 3,013 stop and searches under PACE Section 1 across the area covered by Nottinghamshire Police.

This was an increase of 58% from the previous year.

There were 21 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 1,908 stop and searches under PACE Section 1 across the area covered by Nottinghamshire Police.

This was a reduction of 1% 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 1,937 stop and searches under PACE Section 1 across the area covered by Nottinghamshire Police.

This was a reduction of 27% 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

Nottinghamshire Police do not record stop and accounts.

What are searches targeted at?

Target Proportion of searches
Drugs71%
Offensive weapons14%
Going equipped8%
Stolen property5%
Firearms1%
Criminal damage1%
Other<1%

How effective are police stop and searches?

In 2018/19, 71% of all searches were for drugs, an eight percentage point increase on last year.

21 section 60 searches took place in 2018/19 – one resulted in an arrest.

April 2018 – March 2019

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

5% of stop and searches conducted under Section 60 Criminal Justice & Public Order Act lead to an arrest.

April 2017 – March 2018

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

April 2016 – March 2017

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

Who is getting searched?

Disproportionality across Nottinghamshire is high and has risen in recent years, particularly for black or mixed people, and despite reductions in the overall use of stop and searches in the region.

In 2018/19, black people were stopped and searched at just over seven times the rate of white people, as were people from mixed backgrounds. Those from Asian backgrounds were searched at approximately two and a half times the rate of whites, and those from Chinese or other ethnicities were underrepresented in searches.

PACE disproportionality ratios

Ethnic groups Ratio
White : Black 1 : 7.1
White : Asian 1 : 2.4
White : Mixed 1 : 7.0
White : Other 1 : 0.7

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