||<p>The Home Office collects and publishes statistics on the number of stop and searches,
conducted by each police force in England and Wales, on an annual basis.</p><p>Data
are published in the ‘Police Powers and Procedures, England and Wales’ statistical
bulletin, the latest of which cover the twelve months to March 2019:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-powers-and-procedures-england-and-wales-year-ending-31-march-2019"
stop and search data collected and published for this release does not contain information
on the month in which the search took place, nor on the gender of the person stopped
and searched.</p><p>Data on stop and search are also published on the police.uk website,
where further breakdowns, including the date of the search and the gender of the person
being searched, are available. Data up to August 2019 are available here: <a href="https://data.police.uk/data/"
target="_blank">https://data.police.uk/data/</a></p><p>However, the police.uk data
do not form part of the National Statistics published by the Home Office. There are
known issues with the data including for location accuracy, Court Results matching,
and matching outcomes. Full details are available at <a href="https://data.police.uk/about/#quality"
target="_blank">https://data.police.uk/about/#quality</a>. Data on the police.uk website
is a snapshot in time at the end of a particular month and should be treated with