Stop and search data and statistics

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2016
Reference: 
2016/4878
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Stop and search data and statistics are not being provided to SNBs monthly as before, apparently due to a new system: when will this be introduced and when will the provision of such data be resumed?

Answer

Answer for Stop and search data and statistics

Answer for Stop and search data and statistics

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS Stop and Search Monthly Monitoring Report is being replaced by a new Dashboard which is scheduled to go live in January 2017.  The timing of this change is prompted by the introduction of new stop and search codes by the Home Office.  In the meantime, the MPS has continued to provide stop and search complaints data and redacted stop and search records, to facilitate community scrutiny.  They have also published an interim report of key stop and search data for every borough which has been distributed to our local monitoring groups.

Both MOPAC and the MPS engaged with the local monitoring groups about this change and they have been involved in the development of the new dashboard data system.  The groups have welcomed the new system's improved capability in helping them carry out their monitoring role.