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Stop and Search

Details of stop and search incidents across Northern Ireland.

Data covers incidents where a person was stopped and searched or stopped and questioned during where the person stopped was not arrested.

Stop and search powers are contained in a variety of legislation, including the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (PACE) , the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, the Firearms Order, the Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 and the Terrorism Act 2000 (TACT).

More information on stop and search can be found here (nidirect).

This dataset was obtained under freedom of information from the Police Service of Northern Ireland. More statistical data on stop and search is available on the PSNI website.

Data and Resources

Dataset Info

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FieldValue
Author
Police Service of Northern Ireland
Modified Date
2017-07-28
Release Date
2017-03-28
Identifier
6d5fd031-74a9-4394-84ba-77f13b445302
Licence
Rights Statement

Contains public sector information from the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

Open Definition
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area (WKT)
POLYGON ((-8.16926 55.4436, -5.08667 55.4436, -5.08667 53.8702, -8.16926 53.8702, -8.16926 55.4436))
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Northern Ireland
Temporal Coverage
01/01/2011 to 31/03/2016
Granularity
Incident
Language
English