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Stop and think again

Commission helps police improve use of stop and search

Five major police forces have improved their potentially unlawful use of stop and search powers, while continuing to see a reduction in crime rates, following a programme of work initiated by the Commission.

The forces concerned have seen reductions of up to 50 percent in overall usage and a fall for some in disproportionate usage against ethnic minorities. This followed the Commission's intervention which focused on an intelligence-based use of stop and search powers rather than one based on racial stereotypes.

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Last updated: 26 May 2016