Stop and search: How successful is the police tactic?

Stop and search: How successful is the police tactic?
 

The claim: Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott told Radio 4's Today programme there was no evidence the old "indiscriminate" stop and search regime was an effective tool when it came to tackling gun and knife crime.
Reality Check verdict: She's right that the old system was less effective at targeting criminals and meant a high proportion of people were being stopped by the police where there was no cause to arrest them. However, in absolute terms, there were more arrests for possession of weapons in 2010 than there were last year.
There's been a big fall in the number of people... read more

 
4 April 2018 in Regional, Views: 43
Source: BBC
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