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Arrests for Notifiable Offences and the Operation of Certain Police Powers Under PACE, England and Wales 2001/01

NCJ Number
Margaret Ayres
Date Published
October 2001
35 pages
This report provides 2000-01 fiscal-year data on arrests for notifiable offenses and on the operation of certain police powers under Great Britain's Police and Criminal Evidence Act of 1984.
Approximately 1,264,200 persons were arrested for notifiable offenses in 2000/01, one-percent fewer than in 1999-00. Recorded crime decreased by 2.5 percent over the same period. A 2-percent increase in arrests for violent crime reflects the 4-percent increase within the same period in the number of recorded violent crimes. The police stopped and searched 714,100 persons and/or vehicles, 17-percent fewer than in 1999-00. Thirteen percent of searches led to an arrest, the same as in 1999-00 and continuing at the highest rate since 1993. A total of 181 road checks were conducted, down 38 percent from 1999-00. A total of 525 persons were detained for more than 24 hours and subsequently released without charge, 8 percent fewer than in 1999-00. A total of 172 intimate searches, mostly for drugs, were conducted, only two more than in 1999-00. Information on the ethnicity of persons stopped and searched and of those arrested is published separately in "Statistics on Race and the Criminal Justice System." Extensive tables and figures