Stop & Search Data & Statistics

As part of our commitment to the Best Use of Stop and Search Scheme we publish annual data which provides details, amongst other information, of the amount of stop and searches which have taken place within each Local Policing Area (LPA) and the amount of positive outcomes relating to those searches. The below data relates to the period 1st April 2017 -  31st March 2018

Stop Search - Breakdown by Ethnicity

Self Defined Ethnicity Force Total East LPA Total West LPA Total
A2 - Asian Pakistani 19 16 Nill
A3 - Asian Bangladeshi 2 2 Nill
A9 - Other Asian Background 7 7 Nill
B1 - Black Caribbean 1 1 Nill
B2 - Black African 4 3 Nill
B9 - Other Black Background 5 3 Nill
M1 - White/Black Caribbean 18 9 2
M2 - White/Black African 4 2 Nill
M9 - Other Mixed Background 8 3 Nill
O1 - Chinese 1 1 Nill
O9 - Other Ethnic Background 2 Nill 2
W1 - White British 624 222 263
W2 - White Irish 1 1 Nill
W9 - other White Background 4 2 2
N3 - Officer Called Away 49 18 15
Not Disclosed 163 88 64

Stop Search - Breakdown by Ethnicity

Purpose Force Total Force Total Positive Outcomes East LPA Total East LPA Total Positive Outcomes West LPA Total West LPA Total Positive Outcomes
Criminal Damage 2 Nill 2 Nill Nill Nill
Drugs 632 170 250 47 207 70
Firearms 19 5 6 Nill 5 1
Going Equipped 126 9 53 4 63 4
Offensive Weapon 100 20 32 6 37 10
Other 20 5 15 4 3 Nill
Stolen Property 43 12 10 Nill 23 9
Traffic Violation 3 3 1 1 2 2
Not Recorded 18 1 10 Nill 8 1

A positive outcome means the person stopped and searched has either been arrested, reported for summons, issued a caution, issued a cannabis formal warning, undertaken in community resolution scheme or received a penalty notice for disorder.

Please note: Due to a data quality issue with our own internal computer systems when we first introduced Mobile data during the early part of 2016 /2017 financial year, the total figures for Stop Search encounters in Gwent do not correlate to the same number when looking at the totals for the respective geographical areas. This has been rectified since July 2016. The issue in no way hindered the monitoring and scrutiny of stop search encounters or overall data returns to the Home office.