NYCLU released its analysis of the NYPD’s 2012 stop-and-frisk statistics Wednesday. Briefly, here’s how the numbers look:
-The department stopped people 532,911 times in 2012.
-Ninety percent of people stopped were innocent, ie. not arrested or ticketed.
-Eighty-seven percent of people stopped were black or Latino.
-Ten percent of people were white.
-In the ten precincts with the lowest black and Latino populations, blacks and Latinos accounted for 70% of stops.
-Ninety percent of young black and Latino men who were stopped were innocent.
-Directly quoting from the NYCLU’s study: “Black and Latino New Yorkers were more likely to be frisked than whites and were less likely to be found with a weapon.”
-Though the department claims stop-and-frisk is about firearms, it recovered 729 guns through stop-and-frisk in 2012 and 5,000 people for weed-related offenses.
See the NYCLU’s full analysis, including some helpful graphs, here.