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The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) have one of the highest rates of using stop and search in the UK but the lowest arrest rate, according to an investigation by VICE World News and The Detail.

Over 25,000 people were stopped and searched in Northern Ireland by police last year, new figures show.

When compared with police forces in England and Wales in 2019/2020, Northern Ireland has the third highest rate of stop and search – behind only London and Merseyside.

Meanwhile, just 6% of searches, in Northern Ireland, led to an arrest last year.

Period25 Mar 2021

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  • TitlePSNI has third highest stop and search rate in UK
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Detail TV
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date25/03/2021
    DescriptionThe Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) have one of the highest rates of using stop and search in the UK but the lowest arrest rate, according to an investigation by VICE World News and The Detail.

    Over 25,000 people were stopped and searched in Northern Ireland by police last year, new figures show.

    When compared with police forces in England and Wales in 2019/2020, Northern Ireland has the third highest rate of stop and search – behind only London and Merseyside.

    Meanwhile, just 6% of searches, in Northern Ireland, led to an arrest last year.
    Producer/AuthorLuke Butterly
    URLhttps://www.thedetail.tv/articles/psni-third-highest-stop-and-search-rate-in-uk
    PersonsJohn Topping

Keywords

  • policing
  • PSNI
  • Police Service of Northern Ireland
  • police powers
  • police practice
  • stop and search