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Thursday, April 06, 2006

Research Contradicts Stop and Search Stats

Kent police have published research that contradicts Home Office statistics that a disproportionate number of Black and Asian people are stopped by the police.

The latest race statistics published by the Home Office suggest that Black people are between five and six times more likely to be stopped and searched in Kent than White people, while Asian people are less likely to be searched than White people. This is inline with other areas of the country.

But research conducted for Kent Police in the North Kent and Medway policing areas shows that Black, Asian and people from other minority ethnic communities are no more likely or are less likely to be searched than White people.

To read the full article click Stop and Search Stats.

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