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.