Stop and Search section 60 (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-05-17
Session date: 
May 17, 2018
Reference: 
2018/0971
Question By: 
Sian Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How many times has a Section 60 PACE order been issued by the Metropolitan Police Service in each London Borough? Please give the data for each month from January to April 2018.

Answer

Answer for Stop and Search section 60 (1)

Answer for Stop and Search section 60 (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I pledged in my Police and Crime Plan to support the use of stop and search in a targeted and intelligence-led way and where there is an increased threat of violence you can expect the use of those powers to increase. 

The powers under section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, which must be authorised by a senior police officer, are used to prevent serious violence and the widespread carrying of weapons. 

The use of those powers has increased in recent months in response to the rise in knife crime in London.  It is important to ensure there is effective oversight to ensure those powers are used fairly and proportionately and my Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime is scrutinising this data on a monthly basis.

The table below shows how many times section 60 powers have been used in each borough between January and April 2018.

Date of authorisation

Borough

Total

January 2018

Hackney (GD)

4

Newham (KF)

7

January 2018 Total

11

February 2018

Barking and Dagenham (KG)

4

Camden (EK)

5

Enfield (YE)

1

Haringey (YR)

1

Newham (KF)

7

Waltham Forest (JC)

1

February 2018 Total

19

March 2018

Barking and Dagenham (KG)

1

Bromley (PY)

1

Enfield (YE)

7

Hackney (GD)

3

Haringey (YR)

3

Newham (KF)

2

Waltham Forest (JC)

2

March 2018 Total

19

April 2018

Barking and Dagenham (KG)

2

Barnet (SX)

1

Brent (QK)

2

Camden (EK)

2

Greenwich (RG)

4

Hackney (GD)

11

Haringey (YR)

6

Islington (NI)

1

Lambeth (LX)

4

Newham (KF)

4

Southwark (MD)

2

Tower Hamlets (HT)

2

Waltham Forest (JC)

6

April 2018 Total

47

Grand Total

96