Official figures from Hampshire Constabulary show more than 12,072 people were stopped and searched during 2020 – a rate of 613 per 100,000 people.
That was a 36% increase in comparison to 2019’s figures.
The figures reveal the objects police were looking for – from drugs to weapons to stolen goods – but not what they actually found, although they do tell us how many searches led to an arrest.
So what do we know about stop and search in Hampshire?
Here we reveal everything you need to know.
1. Stop and search
12,072 people were stopped and searched in 2020.
2. Men more likely to be stopped and searched
Men were most likely to be stopped and searched. They made up 86% of recorded
3. Different ages more likely to be stopped and searched
Those aged 18 - 24 were most likely to be stopped and searched. They made up 37% of
4. Children stopped and searched
2737 children aged between 10 and 17 were stopped and searched, as well as three children aged under 10.