Police section 60 stop and searches in England and Wales 2001-2019

This statistic shows the amount of stop and searches carried out by the police in England and Wales under section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act (1994) from fiscal year 2001/02 to fiscal year 2018/19. Searches peaked in this period in 2008/09 when the number carried out exceeded 150 thousand.

Police stop and searches in England and Wales under section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act (1994)* from 2001/02 to 2018/19

Number of police stop and searches
2018/1913,175
2017/182,503
2016/17631
2015/16970
2014/15 1,061
2013/14 3,909
2012/13 5,346
2011/12 46,973
2010/11 62,429
2009/10 119,973
2008/09 150,174
2007/08 53,501
2006/07 44,707
2005/06 36,276
2004/05 41,611
2003/04 40,436
2002/03 44,398
2001/02 18,900
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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

April 1st, 2001 to March 31st, 2019

Supplementary notes

Data from 2009/2010 onwards includes the British Transport Police (BTP). BTP did not provide data to the Home Office prior to 2009/2010, therefore data from before this period are not directly comparable with more recent years.

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