Stop and search

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Use of stop and search rises 24% in England and Wales in a year
Equivalent of one in five male minority ethnic teenagers stopped in year ending March 2021

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

18, Nov, 2021 @3:37 PM

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UK stop-and-search data ‘withheld to hide rise in discrimination’
Figures delayed as police and borders bills pass through parliament

Mark Townsend Home Affairs Editor

07, Nov, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Why did it take years to appreciate the grievances that sparked the 2011 riots? | Stephen Reicher
The media and politicians consistently blame the madness of crowds, says psychologist Stephen Reicher

Stephen Reicher

06, Aug, 2021 @10:09 AM

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I saw what sparked the Tottenham riots – 10 years on, it could happen again | Stafford Scott
A decade after the killing of Mark Duggan, it’s clear the police have failed to learn vital lessons about excessive force, says activist Stafford Scott

Stafford Scott

04, Aug, 2021 @9:20 AM

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‘Look at how they treat us’: black Britons despair of police reform
As a new parliamentary report decries persistent racial injustice in UK policing, black Britons across London describe its impact on them

Aamna Mohdin

30, Jul, 2021 @3:43 PM

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The Guardian view on race and policing: a wake-up call from MPs | Editorial
Editorial: The drive for reform caused by the Stephen Lawrence scandal has stalled. A new Commons committee report issues a summons to action

Editorial

29, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Key moments in police relations with Britain’s BAME communities since 1999
The two decades that have followed the Macpherson report have passed in a state of apparently permanent crisis

Damien Gayle

29, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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MPs rebuke police for ‘systemic failure’ to improve record on race
Failings have led to ‘unjustified inequalities’, says landmark report that finds little progress in 22 years since Macpherson

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

29, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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The Guardian view on a crime blitz: Boris Johnson won’t make you feel safer | Editorial
Editorial: Many voters think the government handles crime badly. Unworkable but tough-sounding punishments won’t change their minds.

Editorial

27, Jul, 2021 @6:03 PM

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What is Boris Johnson offering in his crime reduction plan?
Making stop and search easier is among proposals that police and critics doubt will do much to cut crime

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

27, Jul, 2021 @4:46 PM

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Policing minister defends changes to stop and search in crime plan
Kit Malthouse says there are few other options but to make officers’ wider powers permanent

Jessica Elgot and Helen Pidd

27, Jul, 2021 @10:21 AM

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MPs and campaigners alarmed at UK’s ‘discriminatory’ crime reduction plans
Government’s proposals include more frequent stop and search and making community service street cleaners ‘more visible’

Jessica Elgot

26, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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