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NCJ Number: 185159 Find in a Library
Title: Operation of Certain Police Powers Under PACE: England and Wales, 1998/9
Author(s): Graham Wilkins; Chris Addicott
Date Published: May 25, 2000
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate
London, SW1H 9AT, England
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate
Information and Publications Group
Room 201
50 Queen Anne's Gate
London, SW1H 9AT,
United Kingdom
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: During 1998-1999, police officers in England and Wales stopped and searched 1,080,700 persons and/or vehicles under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act of 1984, 3 percent more than in 1997-1998.
Abstract: Resulting arrests increased by 12 percent, up from 108,700 in 1997-1998 to 121,300 in 1998-1999. During 1998-1999, 11 percent of searches lead to an arrest, slightly higher than in 1997-1998. The 224 road checks carried out in 1998-1999 represented a 61-percent increase over the 139 road checks undertaken in 1997-1998. The number of persons detained for more than 24 hours and subsequently released without charge was 710 during 1998-1999, compared to 674 during 1997-1998. During 1998-1999, 119 intimate searches were carried out, 47 percent less than in 1997-1998. Most were for drugs, and Class A drugs were found during 20 searches. 13 notes, 7 tables, and 3 figures
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Arrest statistics; Drug law offenses; England; Police statistics; Search and seizure; Traffic law enforcement; Vehicle searches; Vehicle stops; Wales
Note: Home Office Statistical Bulletin, Issue 9/00, 25 May 2000
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