Stop and search Camden 2

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3786
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Of the stops and searches carried out in Camden in each of the last three months, a) how many and what percentage resulted in an an arrest due to a reaction on the part of the stopped person  to the stop and search itself; and b) how many and what percentage resulted in an arrest due to something suspicious  being found in the stopped person's possession?

Answer

Answer for Stop and search Camden 2

Answer for Stop and search Camden 2

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The data and recording method of stops and searches follows Home Office guidelines.  This does not allow for the identification of specific occasions when an arrest relates to the conduct of the person stopped, brought about by the search itself.

I can confirm that over the preceding three months, 96 per cent (230) of stop and search arrests in Camden related to the possession of the following articles: weapons, drugs, stolen property, or articles concerned in theft or criminal damage.