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Black, Asian And Minority Ethnic People Overly Targeted By Police

Recent figures have revealed that police in England and Wales are 6 times more likely to issue fines to black, Asian and minority ethnic people than white.

Recent figures have revealed that police in England and Wales are 6 times more likely to issue fines to black, Asian and minority ethnic people than white.

As shown by the data from police forces, seventeen are likely to issue a penalty notice to BAME people than to white. Two forces, Northumbria and Merseyside, were not.

According to another senior chief constable, bias and lack of trust from specific societies may have contributed, as well as demographics.

The figures have shown that several forces were two to three times likely to believe that the conduct of a BAME person deserved a fine compared with a white person they came across.

A chief inspector with the Cumbrian Constabulary, said: “Of the Cumbrian residents issued penalty notices, five were of a BAME background. In relation to those who reside outside of Cumbria, 22 people of a BAME background were issued a fixed penalty notice.

“Overall just over 8% of fixed penalty notices issued were to individuals of a BAME background.”

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Police use of powers had always been a subject of complaints in the previous years that those from a BAME background were unduly targeted.

Suffolk police, where BAME people were four times more likely to be fined, said: “Further analytical work is being conducted in relation to the figures. However, we can say that the tickets issued to individuals from a black and minority ethnic background are broadly in line with the diversity of those communities where the offences occurred, with the majority of fixed penalty notices issued done so in the central Ipswich area.”

It has also been revealed that fines were more likely to be handed out to younger people and the BAME population made up a greater proportion of young people in his area.

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