Police Scotland said stop and search contributes to the prevention, investigation and detection of crime in communities (Photo: Shutterstock)
Police Scotland said stop and search contributes to the prevention, investigation and detection of crime in communities (Photo: Shutterstock)

Thousands of people were stopped and searched during lockdown last year by Police Scotland – here’s who and why

Despite Covid restrictions thousands people were stopped and searched in Scotland last year

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 3:04 pm

Police Scotland said stop and search contributes to the prevention, investigation and detection of crime in communities.

But what do we know about who is stopped and searched in Scotland and why?

From the number of people strip searched to the most common time of day to be stopped – here we reveal everything you need to know.

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