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Derbyshire Constabulary

About this force

Area 1,000 square miles
Recording stop and account? No
Force website Visit website

About the PCC in this area

Police & Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa (Labour)
Email address pccoffice@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk
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How many searches do police do?

April 2019 – March 2020

The police conducted 1,778 stop and searches under PACE Section 1 across the area covered by Derbyshire Constabulary.

This was an increase of 3% 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 2018 – March 2019

The police conducted 1,726 stop and searches under PACE Section 1 across the area covered by Derbyshire Constabulary.

This was an increase of 37% 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 2017 – March 2018

The police conducted 1,260 stop and searches under PACE Section 1 across the area covered by Derbyshire Constabulary.

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.

April 2016 – March 2017

The police conducted 1,901 stop and searches under PACE Section 1 across the area covered by Derbyshire Constabulary.

This was a reduction of 48% 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

Derbyshire Constabulary do not record stop and accounts.

What are searches targeted at?

Target Proportion of searches
Drugs66%
Going equipped13%
Offensive weapons12%
Stolen property4%
Other4%
Criminal damage1%
Firearms1%

How effective are police stop and searches?

A staggering 66% of all PACE Section 1 searches conducted by officers in Derbyshire were for drugs.

April 2019 – March 2020

17% of stop and searches conducted under PACE Section 1 lead to an arrest.

April 2018 – March 2019

17% of stop and searches conducted under PACE Section 1 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

9% of stop and searches conducted under PACE Section 1 lead to an arrest.

Who is getting searched?

In 2019/20:

  • Black people in Derbyshire were searched at just ove five times the rate of White people
  • People from Mixed backgrounds were searched at just over six and a half times the rate of White people
  • Asians were searched at almost two and a half times the rate of Whites

As with previous years, Derbyshire recorded no searches conducted under section 60 in 2019/20. Section 60 is 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 : 5.2
White : Asian 1 : 2.4
White : Mixed 1 : 6.6
White : Other 1 : 0.0