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Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people had their vehicle stopped and searched under section 1 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 in each year since 1997; and how many of those were (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted of (i) a notifiable offence and (ii) a terrorism-related offence in (A) each police force area and (B) England and Wales. 
Mr. Coaker: The available information held by the Ministry of Justice is given in the following table for the period 1998-99 to 2005-06 (latest available). Information on searches of persons and vehicles only cannot be separately identified prior to 1998-99. The information collected centrally by the Ministry of Justice on stop and searches is not linked with details of any subsequent prosecutions and convictions.
|Searches of vehicles( 1) under section 1 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, by police force area, 1998-99 to 2005-06 , England and Wales|
|Police force area||1998-99||1999-2000||2000-01||2001-02||2002-03||2003-04( 2)||2004-05( 2)||2005-06|
|(1) 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 are where a vehicle only has been searched.|
(2 )Figures have been updated since publication of the respective bulletins.
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.
Stops/Searches collection held by Office for Criminal Justice Reform.
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