Statistics on arrests for recorded crime, stops and searches under the the Police and Criminal Evidence Act, breath tests and police action in relation to motoring offences.
This release draws together statistics on the following topics: arrests for recorded crime; stops and searches under the PACE Act 1984; breath tests and police action in relation to motoring offences.
Headline figures from the 2010/11 statistics show that in the 12 months to 31 March 2011, the police in England and Wales:
- arrested 1.4 million people, 2% fewer than in 2009/10
- stopped and searched 1.3 million people and/or their vehicles, 8% fewer than in 2009/10
- breath tested 0.7 million people (in 2010), 10% than in 2009
Information about each topic is available in the user guide to police powers and procedures statistics. The guide contains a glossary of terms, notes on interpreting the figures, and information on sources of data on other police powers.