Police PACE stop and search arrests in England and Wales 2019, by reason for search

This statistic shows the amount of arrests resulting from police stop and searches in England and Wales under section 1 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) in fiscal year 2018/19, by reason for the search. In total there were over 58 thousand searches that resulted in arrest. The most common reason for arrest was, by far, drugs.

Arrests resulting from police stop and searches in England and Wales under section 1 of PACE* in 2018/19, by reason for search

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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

April 1st, 2018 to March 31st, 2019

Supplementary notes

* 'Other' includes searches conducted for fireworks, etc and searches under section 43 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
Includes arrests resulting from 'vehicle only' searches.

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