London and England and Wales data analysis
The general trend in stop and search police activity has been in England and Wales and New York over the years from the data records up to 2015. You must include n your discussion the percentage increase in the total number of stop and searches in England and Wales between 2003/4 and the high point in 2008/09 and the percentage decrease has been between 2008/09 and 20 13/14 as shown in 55.01 on the excel file. Analyze the trends and increases and decreases in use of the three pieces of legislation.
What is the most common reason stop and searches are made for in the London region as recorded, and what are the second and third most common reasons that follow? What offence category is the least common reason for stop and searches being carried out in the London region?
Include the total numbers reported in your discussion so that you can distinguish between the level of difference in each category. When analyzing these figures read the Eastwood, Shiner and Bear report (2013) to see if you can make some links to their findings.
Analyzing SSO7 in the excel file look at the number of stop and searches carried out under Sec 44 of the Terrorism legislation and discuss the figures in relation to the total number of stop and searches carried out and the total number of arrests that were made from these searches, and indeed those that were related to terrorism.
Does this indicate police stop and search in detecting terrorism related activity?
Analyze and comment on SS.12 and police stop and search in relation to self-identified ethnicity and the reporting that people from minority ethnic backgrounds are disproportionately stopped. Reflect on this with reference to Bowling and Phillips (2007). New York data analysis
From the New York graph and figures on the New York Civil Ubieties Union (NYCIJJ) calculate the percentage increase in stop and frisks n New York City between 2002 and 2011 and the percentage decrease between 2011 and 2015. Use the total numbers and the percentages in your discussion.
Which year saw the greatest percentage decrease and what could that be related to?