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Detained Persons

Volume 979: debated on Monday 25 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) black and (b) white persons were, respectively, stopped and searched and later detained under (i) the drugs laws and (ii) the laws relating to being a suspected person, and so on, in each of the last five years.

[pursuant to his reply, 15 February 1980, c. 852]: Information con-

PERSONS ARRESTED* FOR BEING SUSPECTED OF FREQUENTING A PUBLIC PLACE WITH INTENT TO COMMIT AN ARRESTABLE OFFENCE BY ETHNIC APPEARANCE METROPOLITAN POLICE DISTRICT
Number of offences
YearWhite-skinned EuropeanDark-skinned EuropeanBlack-skinned (including West Indian/African)Indian/PakistaniChinese/JapaneseArabian EgyptianNot KnowTotal
19751,258669473942712,342
19761,098608873742422,112
19771,197481,0424552722,366
19781,199731,0163021102,331
19791,018637673031031,894
* Persons proceeded against by means of a charge, referral to a juvenile bureau, a caution or in some other way; arrests not followed by any action are not included.