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eBorders arrest rate worse than that for random stops and searches

I wrote earlier about the arrest rate (1 in 28,276) of the e-Borders scheme. It appears that e-Borders generates a lower rate of arrest than random stops and searches. UK Liberty writes:

I thought readers would be interested to know that the arrest rate for eBorders, an ostensibly targeted screening program, is many times worse than that for ostensibly random stops and searches under s44 Terrorism Act 2000.

Thanks to James Bridle’s FOIA requests for figures for s44, we know that the Met’s use of s44 has so far resulted in 2,108 arrests out of 191,478 stops and searches - arrest rate 1.1%.

[update 20 March] Or take David Mery’s calculation (see comments below). There were 3,469 arrests out of 275,300 S44(1) and S44(2) stop and searches in England and Wales - arrest rate 1.26%.

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