Apr 162010
 
 April 16, 2010  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Chris Cheesman reports:

Police carried out 66% more stops and searches under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act in 2008/2009 than the year before, government figures show today.

Amateur Photographer (AP) magazine can reveal that police made 210,013 stops and searches under the controversial anti-terrorism legislation in 2008/2009.

However, only 0.6% of searches led to an arrest and only nine arrests were in connection with terrorism.

Of all the searches, 94% took place in London – a rise of 83%.

The figures are contained in the Police, Powers and Procedures England and Wales 2008/09 statistical bulletin released by the Home Office this morning.

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