Research & reports

Title: Police Powers and Procedures England and Wales 2010/11

Organisation: Home Office Scientific Development Branch
Date uploaded: 11th May 2012
Date published/launched: April 2012

This Home Office annual report on police powers and procedures draws together statistics on a range of topics including breath tests and police action in relation to motoring offences.

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This Home Office annual report on police powers and procedures draws together statistics on the following topics: arrests for recorded crime; stops and searches under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE); breath tests and police action in relation to motoring offences.

Headline figures show that in the 12 months to 31 March 2011, the police in England and Wales:

Arrested 1.4 million people, 2% fewer than in 2009/10;
Stopped and searched 1.3 million people and/or their vehicles, 8% fewer than in 2009/10
Breath tested 0.7 million people (in 2010), 10% fewer than in 2009.

This release replaces the previous Home Office Statistical Bulletin on Police Powers and Procedures. Despite the change in mode of publication the summary text and tables are broadly similar. In addition, manipulable datasets for some topics can now be provided.

For more information contact:
Home Office public enquiries
T: 020 7035 4848

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