further to Question No: 2014/3786
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 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?
your response being
"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."
Would it not be a good idea to record how often the arrest was due to the stop itself, and not due to anything found on the person searched; and how many stops did not result in any arrest?