Police stop and search rates in Scotland four times higher than in England
Severin CarrellPeople in Scotland are four times more likely to be stopped and searched than those in England, and twice as likely as those in London, research shows.
Human rights watchdogs have raised concerns after it emerged that Scottish police have stopped and searched tens of thousands of children, some younger than seven, without any legal cause.
Scotland's commissioners for children and human rights, Tam Baillie and Professor Alan Miller, fear there are insufficient safeguards against police abuse of power and said the practice could be illegal, breaching children's rights under UK and European legislation.
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"Police stop and search rates in Scotland four times higher than in England", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2014. Consulté le 09/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/police-stop-and-search-rates-in-scotland-four-times-higher-than-in-england