Publication date: 25 May 2021

Your rights matter: Police stops - Fundamental Rights Survey

This paper presents statistical survey data for the EU on how often people are stopped by the police, in what kind of situations they are stopped, the action taken by the police during stops, and views on whether or not the police acted respectfully.

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Publication date: 25 May 2021

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Overview

The statistical data in the report are drawn from FRA’s Fundamental Rights Survey on the general population, and on people with an ethnic minority or immigrant background, including Roma, from FRA's second European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey 2016 and its Roma and Travellers Survey 2019.

In this report:

  1. Experiences of being stopped by the police
  2. Actions taken by the police during stops
  3. Perception of police behaviour during stops
  4. Perception of police treating people generally with respect
  5. Perception of profiling in police stops experienced by immigrants and ethnic minorities

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