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Stop and search: new data shows continued ethnic disproportionality

By Winifred Agnew-Pauley, Research Fellow, Policing Institute for the Eastern Region (PIER); PhD Candidate, Flinders University, Anglia Ruskin University
Amal Ali, PhD candidate in Social Research Methods, London School of Economics and Political Science
Bisola Akintoye, PhD Candidate in Social Policy at the University of Kent, University of Kent
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Each year the Home Office publishes data on stop and search from all 43 police forces in England and Wales. The latest figures for the year ending March 2021 reveal a familiar pattern: stop and search disproportionately affects black people and targets drugs, not serious violence.

The figures come as the government…The Conversation


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