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Warwickshire Police

About this force

Area 762 square miles
Recording stop and account? No
Force website Visit website

About the PCC in this area

Police & Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe (Conservative)
Email address opcc@warwickshire.gov.uk
PCC website Visit website

How many searches do police do?

April 2019 – March 2020

The police conducted 1,765 stop and searches under PACE Section 1 across the area covered by Warwickshire Police.

This was a reduction of 4% 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 1,844 stop and searches under PACE Section 1 across the area covered by Warwickshire Police.

This was an increase of 1% 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.

April 2017 – March 2018

The police conducted 1,820 stop and searches under PACE Section 1 across the area covered by Warwickshire Police.

This was a reduction of 9% 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 2,011 stop and searches under PACE Section 1 across the area covered by Warwickshire Police.

This was a reduction of 39% 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

Warwickshire Police do not record stop and accounts.

Warwickshire Police no longer record stop and account. The last available data showed that black people were stopped a rate of 3.2 that of white people in Warwickshire (2008-09).

What are searches targeted at?

Target Proportion of searches
Drugs50%
Offensive weapons17%
Going equipped16%
Stolen property13%
Firearms2%
Criminal damage2%
Other<1%

How effective are police stop and searches?

April 2019 – March 2020

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

April 2018 – March 2019

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

0% of stop and searches conducted under Section 60 Criminal Justice & Public Order Act lead to an arrest.

April 2017 – March 2018

18% of stop and searches conducted under PACE Section 1 lead to an arrest.

April 2016 – March 2017

11% of stop and searches conducted under PACE Section 1 lead to an arrest.

Who is getting searched?

In 2019/20:

  • Black people in Warwickshire were searched at thirteen times the rate of White people
  • People from Mixed backgrounds were searched at roughly five times the rate of White people
  • Asians were searched at twice the rate of Whites
  • Chinese or other ethnicities were searched at a slightly lower rate than Whites

Warwickshire police conducted no searches under section 60.

PACE disproportionality ratios

Ethnic groups Ratio
White : Black 1 : 13.0
White : Asian 1 : 2.0
White : Mixed 1 : 5.1
White : Other 1 : 0.9