Information regarding stop search statistics

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I would like to make a Freedom Of Information request, regarding stop search powers used under your jurisdiction.

Unfortunately through a number of searches, and a lot of invested time I have been unable to find the information I require.

Please could you provide (or direct me to)

The raw number statistics regarding number of Section 60 (criminal justice and public order act) stop searches, and the Ethnicity of those searched, for 2005-2010

The raw number statistics regarding the number of section 44 ( terrorism act) searches, and ethnicity of those searched.

The locations, and dates where Section 60, (criminal justice and public order act) powers have been authorised between 2005-2010.

If you have the information requested, also arranged by post code area, this would be most helpful.

Yours faithfully,

Mr D Dordoy

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Dordoy

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2011070003150
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 20/07/2011. I note you seek
access to the following information:

"I would like to make a Freedom Of Information request, regarding stop
search powers used under your jurisdiction.

Unfortunately through a number of searches, and a lot of invested time I
have been unable to find the information I require. Please could
you provide (or direct me to) The raw number statistics regarding number
of Section 60 (criminal justice and public order act) stop searches, and
the Ethnicity of those searched, for 2005-2010

The raw number statistics regarding the number of section 44 ( terrorism
act) searches, and ethnicity of those searched.

The locations, and dates where Section 60, (criminal justice and public
order act) powers have been authorised between 2005-2010.

If you have the information requested, also arranged by post code area,
this would be most helpful. "

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Dear Mr Dordoy

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2011070003150

I write in connection with your request for information which was
received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 20/07/2011. I note
you seek access to the following information:

** I would like to make a Freedom Of Information request, regarding
stop search powers used under your jurisdiction. Unfortunately
through a number of searches, and a lot of invested time I have been
unable to find the information I require. Please could you provide
(or direct me to) The raw number statistics regarding number of
Section 60 (criminal justice and public order act) stop searches, and
the Ethnicity of those searched, for 2005-2010 The raw number
statistics regarding the number of section 44 ( terrorism act)
searches, and ethnicity of those searched. The locations, and
dates where Section 60, (criminal justice and public order act) powers
have been authorised between 2005-2010. If you have the
information requested, also arranged by post code area, this would be
most helpful.

EXTENT OF SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
at the Performance Information Bureau

RESULT OF SEARCHES

The searches located records relevant to your request.

DECISION

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you in full.

Please find attached information pursuant to your request above.

Please note;

* This stop and search data (and for every police force in England and
Wales) is available to the public. It is published annually by the
Home Office (Ministry of Justice dept) under s.95 Criminal Justice Act
1991.
* MPS s.60 searches increased significantly with the introduction of Op
Blunt 2 in May 2008 in response to the killing of young people by
weapons on the streets of London.
* s.44 powers were withdrawn by the MPS on 9th July 2010.

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Your attention is drawn to the attached sheet which details your right of
complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or contact Fiona Poore on telephone number 0207 161 3131 quoting the
reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Fiona Poore
Performance Analyst
In complying with their statutory duty under sections 1 and 11 of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed information, the
Metropolitan Police Service will not breach the Copyright, Designs and
Patents Act 1988. However, the rights of the copyright owner of the
enclosed information will continue to be protected by law. Applications
for the copyright owner's written permission to reproduce any part of the
attached information should be addressed to MPS Directorate of Legal
Services, 1st Floor (Victoria Block), New Scotland Yard, Victoria, London,
SW1H 0BG.
COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the case officer that dealt with your request.

Ask to have the decision looked at again ***

The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to
telephone the case officer that is nominated at the end of your decision
letter.

That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and
assist with any problems.

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

FOI Complaint
Public Access Office
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF
[email address]

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.
The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.
Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 01625 545 700

The Metropolitan Police Service is here for London - on the streets and in
your community, working with you to make our city safer.

Consider our environment - please do not print this email unless
absolutely necessary.

NOTICE - This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to
copyright and/or legal privilege and are intended solely for the use of
the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please
notify the sender and delete it from your system. To avoid incurring
legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this
email without the permission of the sender. MPS communication systems are
monitored to the extent permitted by law. Consequently, any email and/or
attachments may be read by monitoring staff. Only specified personnel are
authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by
email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements
reached with other employees or agents. The security of this email and
any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned
but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur
during transmission over the Internet. Any views or opinions expressed in
this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily
represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

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