Annual Stop-and-Frisk Numbers:

An analysis by the NYCLU revealed that innocent New Yorkers have been subjected to police stops and street interrogations more than 5 million times since 2002, and that Black and Latinx communities continue to be the overwhelming target of these tactics. At the height of stop-and-frisk in 2011 under the Bloomberg administration, over 685,000 people were stopped. Nearly nine out of 10 stopped-and-frisked New Yorkers have been completely innocent. 
 

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Stop and Frisk Decline Graph


According to the NYPD's Annual Reports:

  • In 2002, 97,296 NYPD stops were recorded.
    80,176 were innocent (82 percent).
     
  • In 2003, 160,851 NYPD stops were recorded.
    140,442 were innocent (87 percent).
    77,704 were Black (54 percent).
    44,581 were Latinx (31 percent).
    17,623 were white (12 percent).
    83,499 were aged 14-24 (55 percent).
     
  • In 2004, 313,523 NYPD stops were recorded.
    278,933 were innocent (89 percent).
    155,033 were Black (55 percent).
    89,937 were Latinx (32 percent).
    28,913 were white (10 percent).
    152,196 were aged 14-24 (52 percent).
     
  • In 2005, 398,191 NYPD stops were recorded.
    352,348 were innocent (89 percent).
    196,570 were Black (54 percent).
    115,088 were Latinx (32 percent).
    40,713 were white (11 percent).
    189,854 were aged 14-24 (51 percent).
     
  • In 2006, 506,491 NYPD stops were recorded.
    457,163 were innocent (90 percent).
    267,468 were Black (53 percent).
    147,862 were Latinx (29 percent).
    53,500 were white (11 percent).
    247,691 were aged 14-24 (50 percent).
     
  • In 2007, 472,096 NYPD stops were recorded.
    410,936 were innocent (87 percent).
    243,766 were Black (54 percent).
    141,868 were Latinx (31 percent).
    52,887 were white (12 percent).
    223,783 were aged 14-24 (48 percent).
     
  • In 2008, 540,302 NYPD stops were recorded.
    474,387 were innocent (88 percent).
    275,588 were Black (53 percent).
    168,475 were Latinx (32 percent).
    57,650 were white (11 percent).
    263,408 were aged 14-24 (49 percent).
     
  • In 2009, 581,168 NYPD stops were recorded.
    510,742 were innocent (88 percent).
    310,611 were Black (55 percent).
    180,055 were Latinx (32 percent).
    53,601 were white (10 percent).
    289,602 were aged 14-24 (50 percent).
     
  • In 2010, 601,285 NYPD stops were recorded.
    518,849 were innocent (86 percent).
    315,083 were Black (54 percent).
    189,326 were Latinx (33 percent).
    54,810 were white (9 percent).
    295,902 were aged 14-24 (49 percent).
     
  • In 2011, 685,724 NYPD stops were recorded.
    605,328 were innocent (88 percent).
    350,743 were Black (53 percent).
    223,740 were Latinx (34 percent).
    61,805 were white (9 percent).
    341,581 were aged 14-24 (51 percent).
     
  • In 2012, 532,911 NYPD stops were recorded.
    473,644 were innocent (89 percent).
    284,229 were Black (55 percent).
    165,140 were Latinx (32 percent).
    50,366 were white (10 percent).
     
  • In 2013, 191,851 NYPD stops were recorded.
    169,252 were innocent (88 percent).
    104,958 were Black (56 percent).
    55,191 were Latinx (29 percent).
    20,877 were white (11 percent).
     
  • In 2014, 45,787 NYPD stops were recorded.
    37,744 were innocent (82 percent).
    24,319 were Black (53 percent).
    12,489 were Latinx (27 percent).
    5,467 were white (12 percent).
     
  • In 2015, 22,565 NYPD stops were recorded.
    18,353 were innocent (80 percent).
    12,223 were Black (54 percent).
    6,598 were Latinx (29 percent).
    2,567 were white (11 percent).
     
  • In 2016, 12,404 NYPD stops were recorded. 
    9,394 were innocent (76 percent).
    6,498 were Black (52 percent).
    3,626 were Latinx (29 percent).
    1,270 were white (10 percent).
     
  • In 2017, 11,629 NYPD stops were recorded. 
    7,833 were innocent (67 percent).
    6,595 were Black (57 percent).
    3,567 were Latinx (31 percent).
    977 were white (8 percent).
     
  • In 2018, 11,008 NYPD stops were recorded. 
    7,645 were innocent (70 percent).
    6,241 were Black (57 percent).
    3,389 were Latinx (31 percent).
    1,074 were white (10 percent).
     
  • In the first half of 2019, 7,101 stops were recorded. 
    4,795 were innocent (68 percent).
    4,246 were Black (60 percent).
    2,039 were Latinx (29 percent).
    680 were white (10 percent). 
     
  • NYCLU's most recent detailed analysis of stop-and-frisk data and practices can be found in our 2019 report, "Stop-and-Frisk in the de Blasio Era." 

About the Data:

Every time a police officer stops a person in NYC, the officer is supposed to fill out a form recording the details of the stop. The forms were filled out by hand and manually entered into an NYPD database until 2017, when the forms became electronic. The NYPD reports stop-and-frisk data in two ways: a summary report released quarterly and a complete database released annually to the public.

The quarterly reports are released by the NYCLU every three months (available here) include data on stops, arrests, and summonses. The data are broken down by precinct of the stop and race and gender of the person stopped.

The annual database includes nearly all of the data recorded by the police officer after a stop such as the age of the person stopped, if a person was frisked, if there was a weapon or firearm recovered, if physical force was used, and the exact location of the stop within the precinct. The NYPD uploads this databe to their website annually. The most recent annual dataset and codebook is located below. It contains over 100 variables and 12,404 observations, each of which represents a stop conducted by an NYPD officer.

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