Stop and search Barnet

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3327
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How many stops and searches have been conducted in each ward of Barnet borough in the last 3 months?

Answer

Answer for Stop and search Barnet

Answer for Stop and search Barnet

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There have been 805 stop and searches conducted in the borough of Barnet from 01/06/2014 - 31/08/2014. 

The Stops Reporting Tool, used to extract data on the number of stops that have occurred over a given period or in a given borough, does not contain a ward location field.  Collecting information to that degree would require every officer to know and record the exact postcode location of every stop, which I am sure you agree would be impractical.  As such, it is not possible to provide the specific information requested. 

As you will be aware, we are carrying out a control trial on the use body worn cameras across 10 boroughs. The cameras will routinely collect evidence for potentially contentious interactions such as stop and search.