Police stop and searches in England and Wales 2018/19, by ethnicity

This statistic shows stop and searches carried out by the police in England and Wales in fiscal year 2018/19, by ethnicity as a percentage of all stop and searches. The largest number of searches were conducted upon people whose ethnicity is described as 'white'.

Police stop and searches* in England and Wales from 2018/19, by ethnicity** as a percentage of all stop and searches

Percentage of all stop and searches
Not stated 15%
Mixed 3%
Chinese or Other 2%
Asian (or Asian British) 11%
Black (or Black British) 19%
White 50%
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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

April 1st, 2018 to March 31st, 2019

Supplementary notes

* Stop and searches conducted under the following legislation:
Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE), section 1. Excludes Merseyside stop and search data.
Criminal Justice and Public Order Act (1994), section 60
** Ethnicity was self-defined by the person who had been stopped and searched.

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