Official figures from South Yorkshire Police show more than 19,859 people were stopped and searched during 2020 – a rate of 1,432 per 100,000 people.
That was a 49% increase in comparison to 2019’s figures.
The figures reveal the objects police were looking for – from drugs to weapons to stolen goods – but not what they actually found, although they do tell us how many searches led to an arrest.
So what do we know about stop and search in South Yorkshire?
Here we reveal everything you need to know.
5. Children stopped and searched
2,982 children aged between 10 and 17 were stopped and searched, as well as nine children aged under 10.
6. White people less likely to be stopped and searched
People who were defined as Black, Asian, mixed race or any other minority ethnicity by officers were twice as likely to be stopped and searched than those who were defined as White.
7. Controlled drugs
Controlled drugs were the reason behind 11,924 searches.
8. Offensive weapons
Offensive weapons were the reason behind 2,005 searches.