Stop and search

Please find official BTP monthly statistics for stop and searches carried out across England and Wales.

The below analysis covers specifics periods of stop and search data.

It is based on the latest stop and search figures compiled as of time of publication. Numbers may change slightly as Divisions continue to enter details of encounters.

The data provided below is provisional and has not been audited. For this reason it may not be directly comparable with Home Office statistics. Calculations on very small sample sizes should be treated with caution and may not reflect the true nature of stop and search activity. 

Monthly statistics

July 2018

August 2018

September 2018

October 2018

November 2018

December 2018

January 2019

February 2019

Yearly statistics


From Superintendent Susan Peters – Force Lead for Stop & Search

Thank you for your understanding when we were unable to summarise our stop and search data for 2018/19 (1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019). As you can see from our yearly stop and search performance, we have now resolved those technical issues following a recent upgrade to our systems. We are now working on information for Quarter 1 of 2019/20 (1 April – 30 June 2019)and hope to be able to present these to you soon. If you have any specific enquiries about any aspect of BTP stop and search then please contact stopsearch@btp.pnn.police.ukand we will do our best to answer them.