The impact of stop and search on you and your community
The survey is being carried out by Release and StopWatch.
Release is the national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law.
StopWatch is a coalition of legal experts, academics, citizens and civil liberties campaigners. We aim to address excess and disproportionate stop and search, promote best practice and ensure fair, effective policing for all.
This survey forms part of the research for a report into the disproportionate policing of black people for drug possession.
This survey is anonymous, we will incorporate what you tell us into our report and we will use it for campaigning purposes including publishing it online.
Here are some facts to place the survey in context.
Government figures show that black people are less likely to use drugs than white people.
Black people are 9 times more likely to be stopped and searched for drugs.
In London amongst children aged to 10 to 14, black children are over 14 times more likely to be stop and searched for drugs than white children.
Only 11% of searches are made for weapons whilst 49% are for drugs.