Stop and Search Disproportionality
Academic Team: Lara Vomfell
Black and Asian people living in the West Midlands are up to 4 times more likely to be stopped and searched than White people. We investigate the factors contributing to this disproportionality using stop and search and officer data from the West Midlands Police. As part of our project, we analyzed what happens to estimates of disproportionality as more up-to-date population estimates become available. Furthermore, we are interested in understanding the area and officer characteristics that influence stop decisions.