NSW Police’s use of strip searches skyrocketing, report finds

Research published by the University of NSW reveals there has been an almost 20-fold increase in the number of strip searches conducted in the past 12 years.

Key points

  • Thirty per cent of all strip searches result in a criminal charge
  • One 21-year-old woman told the ABC she had been strip searched six times by police
  • A police spokesperson said all recruits were taught how to undertake a strip search

Source: NSW Police’s use of strip searches skyrocketing, report finds – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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