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Date Responded 18 July 2019

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

In the year ending 31 March 2018 in your police force area:

  1. What was the total number of stop and searches for all reasons, where a more thorough search occurred (PACE code A 3.6), by (self-defined) ethnic group, gender and age?
  2. What was the total number of stop and searches for all reasons, where a search involved exposure of intimate parts of the body (PACE Code A 3.7), by (self-defined) ethnic group, gender and age?
  3. What was the total number of stop and searches for drugs (section 1 Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and section 23(2) Misuse of Drugs Act 1971), where a more thorough search occurred (PACE code A 3.6), by (self-defined) ethnic group, gender and age?
  4. What was the total number of stop and searches for drugs (section 1 Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and section 23(2) Misuse of Drugs Act 1971), where a search involved exposure of intimate parts of the body (PACE Code A 3.7), by (self-defined) ethnic group, gender and age?

 

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development Department of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

Please see the attached spreadsheet which satisfies your request.

Stop and Search - 831/19

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