2012-02-24 / Top Stories

Local NYPD‘Stop And Frisk’ Numbers

By Nicholas Briano

The New York City Police Department, under order by the courts, has released its fourth quarter “Stop and Frisk” report, which covers the period of October 1 through the end of 2011, enabling The Wave to compile the numbers for the entire year of 2011.

The New York Civil Liberties Union, which compiled and released the numbers says the precincts with the most stops are predominantly black and Latino, while those with the fewest stops are predominantly white.

Officials disagree as to what is causing this pattern.

Police officials have argued the stops are necessary and have deterred crime. In the 100 Precinct a total of 5,096 stops were made, 63.5 percent of the individuals stopped were black, 18.6 percent white and 15 percent Hispanic.

The number of stops made by police that resulted in either a summons or arrest was just above 13 percent of the 5,096 stops made.

The 101 Precinct, on the other hand, stopped more than double the number of people: 11,287 with 87.9 percent of those stopped black and 8.9 percent Hispanic.

Only 10.3 percent of the 11,287 resulted in either an arrest or summons, which is below the citywide number of 12 percent of the city’s 684,330 total stops made by the NYPD.

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