NYPD Releases 2011 Stop-Frisk Figures - NBC New York

NYPD Releases 2011 Stop-Frisk Figures



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    The NYPD has released a report that breaks down its controversial stop and frisk policy by precinct and race.

    The 2011 figures show nearly 90 percent of those stopped for "reasonable suspicion" were black or Latino. Together, the two groups comprise less than 53 percent of the city's population.

    Brooklyn's 75th precinct, covering East New York and Cypress Hills, had the most stops. Ninety-seven of the more than 31,000 people stopped were black or Latino.

    The borough's 73rd precinct, which covers Brownsville, had the second highest number of stops; 98 percent of the 25,167 stops involved people of color.

    The 115th precinct in Queens, covering East Elmhurst Corona and Jackson Heights, ranked third with 18,156 stops. About 93 percent of those involved blacks or Latinos. 

    The Bronx's 40th precinct, which includes Mott Haven and Melrose, came in fourth in total stops with more than 98 percent of those involving blacks or Latinos. Brooklyn's Williamsburg rounded out the top five. 

    The figures show a total of 685,724 people were detained in 2011. It wasn't clear how many of those stops resulted in arrests.

    The New York Civil Liberties Union fought for the release of the figures last year.

    NYPD spokesman Paul Browne tells the Daily News charges of racial profiling were unfair. He says there are more stops in some precincts because they have more crime.

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