Official figures from the Police Service of Northern Ireland shows that more than 25,000 people were stopped and searched during 2020 (Photo: Shutterstock)
Official figures from the Police Service of Northern Ireland shows that more than 25,000 people were stopped and searched during 2020 (Photo: Shutterstock)

PSNI used stop and search on 25,195 people in Northern Ireland last year during lockdown - here’s what you need to know

We may have been staying indoors more than often but it didn’t stop thousands of people being stopped and searched across Derry City & Strabane last year

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 3:32 pm

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.

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