Women/girls stopped and searched by MPS

MQT on 2016-01-20
Session date: 
January 20, 2016
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many women/girls have been stopped and searched by the MPS in the last four years?  Please breakdown by month and by borough and provide yearly totals.


Answer for Women/girls stopped and searched by MPS

Answer for Women/girls stopped and searched by MPS

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Between 01 January 2012 and 31 December 2015 there were 63,223 stop and search records related to women or girls. The yearly breakdown is as follows:

       2012 = 21,166

       2013 = 18,876

       2014 = 13,902

       2015 = 9,279

This is in line with the fall in the use of stop and search in general seen across London. The MOPAC intrusive tactics dashboard shows that since March 2012 stop and search has fallen dramatically.

The attached spreadsheet in Appendix B includes borough breakdowns by month for the four year period.