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Police: Bureaucracy

Volume 479: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many stop and account forms have been issued since their introduction, broken down by police force area. (219146)

I have been asked to reply.

Data on stops and account are collected by police force area and are published in the ‘Statistics on Race and the Criminal Justice System—2006-07’ report for the first time this month

http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/raceandcis.htm

This information is contained in the following table, but can also be found in Table 4.9 of the report.

Total stops, by police force 2005-06 to 2006-07

Police force area

2005-06

2006-07

Total

Avon and Somerset

7,501

8,043

15,544

Bedfordshire

11,114

7,745

18,859

Cambridgeshire

4,506

17,708

22,214

Cheshire

48,113

75,167

123,280

Cleveland

61,618

70,279

131,897

Cumbria

7,091

18,698

25,789

Derbyshire

14,960

20,159

35,119

Devon and Cornwall

2,924

3,266

6,190

Dorset

1,694

2,144

3,838

Durham

7,675

16,017

23,692

Essex

45,251

62,946

108,197

Gloucestershire

5,158

12,789

17,947

Greater Manchester

54,188

77,549

131,737

Hampshire

43,006

59,328

102,334

Hertfordshire

28,984

43,326

72,310

Humberside

11,782

30,575

42,357

Kent

12,865

14,200

27,065

Lancashire

47,673

60,742

108,415

Leicestershire

11,568

17,453

29,021

Lincolnshire

16,525

30,268,

46,793

London, City of

61,853

28,583

90,436

Merseyside

96,878

164,715

261,593

Metropolitan Police

176,278

244,571

420,849

Norfolk

5,749

9,504

15,253

Northamptonshire

12,651

24,329

36,980

Northumbria

56,446

88,361

144,807

North Yorkshire

10,261

23,688

33,949

Nottinghamshire

25,499

24,413

49,912

South Yorkshire

19,018

36,174

55,192

Staffordshire

15,985

21,154

37,139

Suffolk

5,522

6,647 =

12,169

Surrey

10,819

19,529

30,348

Sussex

78,103

90,685

168,788

Thames Valley

29,371

56,782

86,153

Warwickshire

6,806

3,857

10,663

West Mercia

17,492

20,514

38,006

West Midlands

147,861

142,998

290,859

West Yorks

88,794

104,167

192,961

Wiltshire

6,410

6,763

13,173

Dyfed Powys

28,955

27,148

56,103

Gwent

8,810

12,434.

21,244

North Wales

8,025

14,277

22,302

South Wales

38,963

48,875

87,838

England and Wales

1,400,745

1,868,570

3,269,315