Arrests, stop and search and detentions: what do the latest police statistics show? (England/Wales)


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Arrests, stop and search and detentions: what do the latest police statistics show?

The latest police powers and procedures statistics for England and Wales have been published by the Home Office. What do they tell us about arrests, stop and search and detentions

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The latest police powers and procedures statistics from the Home Office show that arrests dropped by 12% in 2012/13. Photograph: Martin Godwin

Police arrests for recorded crimes in 2012/13 dropped by 12% on 2011/12, according to the latest statistics for England and Wales from the Home Office. The figures also show the number of stops and searches in anticipation of violence decreased by 89% over the same period.

The figures published on Thursday show that the number of recorded crimes decreased by 7% on 2011/12. The latest statistics provide details on a number of police powers and procedures such as arrests, detentions, stops and searches, intimate…

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