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Stop and search has no impact on crime, new report

Police stop and search practices have virtually no impact on crime levels, according to the latest briefing out today from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.

Does stop and search reduce crime? by Professor Ben Bradford and Dr Matteo Tiratelli explores an aspect of stop and search which has rarely been subject to analysis: the effectiveness of stop...

28 February 2019
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Does stop and search reduce crime?

Based on London-wide data from the last ten years, the report finds little evidence of impact of stop and search on violent crime and non-domestic violent crime. Similarly, the authors found no evidence for its impact on robbery, theft or criminal damages. Some of the findings include: Drugs...