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|Resultan t arrests following searches of persons and vehicles( 3, 4)|
|2002 - 03||2003 - 04||2004 - 05|
|Police force area||Total||under s44(1) and s44(2) Terrorism Act( 3, ) 4||Total||under s44(1) and s44(2) Terrorism Act( 3, 4)||Total||under s44(1) and s44(2) Terrorism Act( 3, 4)|
|(1) Total searches includes searches: under s1 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984; Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and the Firearms Act 1968; also included are other legislation which relates to searches under other powers, such as under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 s15 (which since 19 February 2001 has been replaced by section 43 of the Terrorism Act 2000); various poaching and wildlife conservation legislation; the Aviation Security Act 1982, s27(1); the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979, s163 and 164; and the Sporting Events (control of Alcohol, etc) Act 1985; s60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994; and s44(1) and 44(2) of the Terrorism Act 2000 (formerly s13A and 13B of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989.|
(2) Searches may be conducted on vehicles only, occupants only or both may be searched. Where a vehicle and driver occupier are searched simultaneously the search is recorded against the driver (occupant). Any other passengers searched are recorded as occupants. Data given in the table include searches of pedestrians.
(3) S44(1) and S44(2) of the Terrorism Act 2000 (formerly s13A and s13B of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989.
(4) Some forces have recently advised that they have been recording s44(2) searches under s44(1) as they cannot separately identify.
Note: Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when these data are used.
Source: Stops/Searches collection held by Office for Criminal Justice Reform.
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