§ Mr. Tony Banks
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will supply the monthly total by district for (a) the number of stop and searches undertaken by Metropolitan police officers for the period January 1983 to September 1984, (b) the number of arrests arising from these stop and searches for the same period and (c) the number of charges, broken down by offence, arising from these stop and searches for the same period.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
I understand from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that the available information is as given in the following table. The table shows the number of persons or vehicles recorded as stopped; figures for stops of persons and stops of vehicles are not separately identifiable. Statistics showing the number of occasions on which a search was conducted are not available. Monthly figures and details of charges are not collected centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.
Stops of persons and vehicles and the number of resultant arrests Metropolitan Police District, 1983 Police District Number of stops of persons or vehicles Number of resultant arrests A—(Part) Westminster 35,100 2,100 B—Kensington and Chelsea 28,800 3,500 C—(Part) Westminster 33,900 3,400 D—(Part) Westminster 28,700 2,900 E—Camden 31,000 2,600 F—Hammersmith 31,400 2,200 G—Hackney 27,700 2,500 H—Tower Hamlets 24,800 2,400 I—Heathrow, etc. 23,900 1,300 J—Waltham Forest, Redbridge etc. 29,500 2,000 K—Havering, Barking and Newham 36,100 3,700 L—Lambeth 37,400 5,000 M—Southwark 44,600 3,900 N—Islington 28,100 3,600 P—Lewisham and Bromley 44,100 4,500 Q—Brent and Harrow 35,000 2,600 R—Greenwich and Bexley 31,300 3,400 S—Bamet and Hertsmere 42,400 2,100 T—Richmond-upon-Thames and Hounslow 36,200 2,600 V—Kingston-upon-Thames, Merton etc. 30,300 2,400 W—Wandsworth 25,700 2.300 X—Ealing and Hillingdon 35,300 2,300 Y—Haringey and Enfield 30,900 3..500 Z—Croydon and Sutton etc. 34,100 3.700 TA—Thames Division 300 20 Total MPD 786,700 70,600
Note: The figures are rounded because they are based on information recorded in station registers for operational purposes which is unsuitable for the preparation of statistical summaries. Components may not add to the total because they have been rounded independently.