Police officers from the 78th Precinct stopped 3,555 people for “reasonable suspicion” in 2011, and close to half the number of people stopped were black, according to a report released by the New York City Police Department Monday.
The "Reasonable Suspicion Stops: Precinct Based Comparison by Stop and Suspect Description" report for 2011 breaks down police stop-and-frisks by race in each precinct citywide.
In Park Slope, the top crime cops from the 78th Precinct stopped people for “reasonable suspicion” was robbery—accounting for 26.5 percent of all stops.
Out of all stops conducted by the 78th Precinct in 2011, 40.4 percent were black, 38.9 percent were Hispanic, 18 percent were white, and 2.7 percent were Asian or Pacific Islander.
Citywide, a similar trend was reported by the NYPD: Out of 685,724 "reasonable suspicion stops" conducted in 2011, 53.1 percent involved black individuals. Hispanics made up 33.9 percent of all stops, 9.4 percent were white, and 3.6 percent were Asian or Pacific Islander.
The top crime suspected in stops citywide was weapons possession, accounting for 25.6 percent of all stops, the report continued. All stops conducted equated to less than one stop per police officer per week among the 19,600 on patrol during the period.
To see the full Stop, Question and Frisk Data report by the NYPD, go to their website.