Official figures from the Police Service of Northern Ireland shows that more than 25,000 people were stopped and searched during 2020 – a rate of 13 per 1,000 people.
Despite Covid restrictions this was a 5% decrease in comparison to 2019’s figures.
What do we know about stop and search in Derry City & Strabane and Northern Ireland?
Here we reveal everything you need to know.
1. People searches
2,333 people were stopped and searched in Derry City & Strabane in 2020. This is a rate of 15 per 1,000 people.
2. Most arrests
165 people were subsequently arrested. This was 7% of all stops and searches.
Across Northern Ireland, men were more likely to be stopped and searched. They made up 87% of all incidents.
The most common age group of the person stopped and searched was 18-25. They made up 46% of all stops and searches.