NYPD Stopped, Frisked 8.6% of City in 2011

In some places, up to 98% of those stopped were minorities

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 5, 2013 12:29 PM CST

(Newser) – The NYPD detained the equivalent of 8.6% of all New Yorkers as part of its controversial "stop and frisk" program in 2011, and almost all of them were minorities, according to a statistical breakdown the department released last night. All told, police stopped a record 685,724 people, and nearly 90% of them were either black or Hispanic, the New York Post reports. Only 9% were white and 4% Asian. In many places, the racial disparity was even worse. In the two precincts that saw the most stops, Brooklyn's 75th and 73rd, 97% and 98% of cases, respectively, involved blacks or Hispanics.

Police officers moniter a silent march to end the stop-and-frisk program in New York, Sunday, June 17, 2012.
Police officers moniter a silent march to end the "stop-and-frisk" program in New York, Sunday, June 17, 2012.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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