Falkirk North saw 232 stop and searches during lockdown – 55 per cent of incidents were negative and 45 per cent were positive.

Stop and search: the neighbourhoods in Falkirk where Police Scotland searched the most people last year during lockdown

We may have been staying indoors more than often but it didn’t stop hundreds of people being stopped and searched in Falkirk last year

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 2:45 pm

Official figures from Police Scotland show that more than 22,000 people were stopped and searched from April to September.

That was a 2 per cent decrease in comparison to the same period in 2019.

In Falkirk, 543 people were stopped and searched – a rate of 337 per 100,000 people.

Police found something such as drugs or a weapon in 45 per cent of these incidents, while 55 per cent were negative searches.

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

Here we reveal the areas of Falkirk where the greatest number of stop and search operations were carried out by police forces.

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