The NYPD released a report today, that breaks down the number of “reasonable suspicion stops,” or stop-and-frisks, for 2011. Organized by race, the citywide data shows that there were a total of 685,724 stops made, with 3.6% of those stops involving Asian/Pacific Islanders, 9.4% involving whites, 33.9% involving Hispanics, and 53.1% involving blacks.
How do our precincts stack up?
In the 72nd, there were a total of 6, 977 stops, with 3.6% of those stopped involving Asian/Pacific Islanders, 6.8% involving whites, 8.3% involving blacks, and 81.4% involving Hispanics.
Over in the 78th, there were a total of 3,555 stops, but 2.7% of those stopped involving Asian/Pacific Islanders, 18% involving whites, 38.9% involving hispanics, and 40.4% involving Hispanics.
The number of stops in both precincts appears to be a bit off-balance with the correlating population data by race, although it is slightly closer when it comes to known crime suspects.