On Monday night, the NYPD released a report that detailed all of its stop-and-frisk activity from 2011. The data broke the controversial initiative down by criteria such as precinct and race.
The most stops occurred in Brooklyn's 75th Precinct, which includes Cypress Hills and East New York. Over 31,000 people were stopped, and in the worst surprise ever, 97 percent of them were black or Hispanic. The runner-up was Brooklyn's 73rd Precinct, where there were 25,167 stops. 98 percent were minorities.
The 115th Precinct in Queens, which is made up of Corona, East Elmhurst and Jackson Heights, was third with 18,156 stops. According to the data, 93 percent of the stops were minorities. Next was The Bronx's 40th Precinct, where 17,690 people were stopped, 98.5 percent of whom where minorities.
Completing the top five is the 90th Precinct in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where 17,566 people were stopped and just under 89 percent were minorities. The New York Civil Liberties Union, which had called for the release of the numbers, says they illustrate an obvious pattern of racial profiling.
The NYPD would not reveal why the data was just released, and the report also highlighted that the leading cause of stop-and-frisks in 2011 was "possible weapons possession." As the New York Post mentions, the numbers did not detail how many of those stops ended in arrests.
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[via NY Post]
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