Police Stop-and-Frisk Incidents Fall Slightly

November 11, 2010  |  

(Wall Street Journal) — The number of times New York City police officers stopped, questioned and sometimes frisked people dropped slightly in the third quarter from a year earlier, but was up slightly in the first nine months compared with a year earlier.  Police filled out 137,301 “Stop, Question and Frisk” reports, known as 250s, between July and the end of September, according to statistics provided by the NYPD to the City Council on Wednesday. That number is down about 0.4% compared with the third quarter of 2009. The number resulting in an arrest or a summons—8% and 7%, respectively—was up slightly from a year earlier when 6% of the stops resulted in arrests and 7% resulted in summonses.

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