Our research on stop and search cited in The Times

Monday, 6 January 2020

Does stop and search reduce crime?, a report we published by Ben Bradford and Matteo Tiratelli early last year has been cited by The Times in an article questioning the effectiveness of increased stop and search. 

The Times found no correlation between the use of section 60 orders and knife crime, based on two years worth of data.

Our report by Bradford and Tiratelli is based on London-wide data from the last ten years and finds little evidence of the impact of stop and search on violent crime and non-domestic violent crime. The authors conclude that it would take a significant increase in stop and search to deliver minimal crime reduction levels. 

Find out more about stop and search here