Section 23 Stop and Search 1

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-09-11
Session date: 
September 11, 2013
Reference: 
2013/2987
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Why is it that, during your time as the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime, a white person in Hackney caught in possession of cocaine as a result of being stopped and searched is charged only 20% of the time, while a black person is charged 67% of the time?

Answer

Answer for Section 23 Stop and Search 1

Answer for Section 23 Stop and Search 1

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Written response from the Mayor I do not recognise the source or time period for the figures quoted and would welcome further detail on their origin and context.

According to MPS statistics, in Hackney for the period August 2012 - July 2013 the arrest rates from all stop and search encounters are 23.6 per cent for white people and 21.1 per cent for black people.