Stop and search Camden

MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


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


Answer for Stop and search Camden

Answer for Stop and search Camden

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There have been 1,701 stop and searches conducted in the borough of Camden 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.