NYPD stops nearly 320,000 so far this year

The News Leader

August 11, 2010 4:46:57 AM PDT
The New York Police Department has stopped, questioned and frisked nearly 320,000 people in the first half of this year.

The majority of those stopped are black and Hispanic men.

The figures released Tuesday are an increase of 2 percent over the same period last year. The numbers have been steadily increasing, and in 2009 more than 570,000 people were stopped.

Nearly 170,000 people were stopped in the past three months. Of those, 7 percent resulted in arrests. More than 2,000 weapons were recovered.

The NYPD provided the information to the City Council. A recently passed state law prohibits agencies from storing the names of those questioned by police in electronic storage.