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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 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 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. [200254]

Mr. Coaker: The available information held by the Ministry of Justice is given in the following table for
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the period 1998-99 to 2005-06. 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 and we therefore cannot identify the individual circumstances of those offenders who have been prosecuted and convicted of notifiable and terrorism related offences.

Searches of vehicles( 1) under section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, by police force area, 1998 - 99 to 2005 - 06: England and Wales
Period
Police force area 1998 - 99( 2) 1999 - 2000 2000 - 01 2001 - 02 2002 - 03( 2) 2003 - 04( 2) 2004 - 05( 2) 2005 - 06

Avon and Somerset

__

__

__

1

129

__

__

Bedfordshire

__

__

__

__

__

1

__

Cambridgeshire

__

__

__

__

__

__

__

__

Cheshire

__

__

12

12

2

72

__

__

Cleveland

__

__

__

__

__

__

1

__

Cumbria

__

__

__

__

__

__

__

__

Derbyshire

__

__

1

1

__

__

__

__

Devon and Cornwall

__

__

__

__

__

__

__

Dorset

1

__

__

__

__

__

__

__

Durham

__

__

__

__

__

__

__

__

Essex

__

__

__

__

__

__

__

__

Gloucestershire

__

__

18

1

__

3

__

__

Greater Manchester

__

2

27

15

25

12

15

4

Hampshire

__

1

__

__

__

__

__

__

Hertfordshire

__

__

__

__

__

__

__

__

Humberside

__

__

__

__

__

__

__

__

Kent

10

25

28

1

5

__

__

__

Lancashire

__

__

__

5

2

2

3

1

Leicestershire

__

__

__

5

2

1

__

2

Lincolnshire

__

__

__

__

__

__

__

__

London, City of

__

__

__

1

__

__

__

__

Merseyside

__

__

__

__

__

2

4

8

Metropolitan Police

__

2

7

65

117

11

1

3

Norfolk

__

7

__

7

__

1

__

__

Northamptonshire

__

__

__

__

__

__

__

__

Northumbria

__

__

__

__

__

__

__

1

North Yorkshire

__

__

__

__

1

1

__

__

Nottinghamshire

5

12

3

__

7

__

5

2

South Yorkshire

__

__

__

__

8

__

__

__

Staffordshire

2

1

__

__

__

__

__

__

Suffolk

__

__

28

3

4

__

__

1

Surrey

__

__

__

__

2

__

__

__

Sussex

__

__

__

2

__

__

__

5

Thames Valley

2

__

__

__

__

1

__

__

Warwickshire

__

__

__

__

__

__

__

__

West Mercia

19

__

__

7

__

__

__

__

West Midlands

2

__

__

__

__

6

3

__

West Yorkshire

__

__

__

137

56

1

1

__

Wiltshire

38

1

__

__

__

__

__

__

Dyfed Powys

1

__

__

__

__

__

__

__

Gwent

__

__

__

__

__

__

__

1

North Wales

__

__

__

__

__

__

__

South Wales

2

__

__

__

__

1

2

__

England and Wales

82

51

124

262

232

243

36

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(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.
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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