Northern SI Had More Stop-and-Frisks Than Rest of Borough Combined
STATEN ISLAND — The precinct patrolling the north shore of Staten Island had more stop-and-frisks in 2011 than the two others in the borough combined, according to numbers released by the NYPD on Monday.
Staten Island’s 120th precinct had 16,490 stop-and-frisks in 2011, more than the 122nd precinct’s 9,535 stops and the 123rd precinct’s 2,027 stops combined, according to the report.
The biggest reason for stops in the 120th precinct were suspected weapons possession, which accounted for 21.1 percent and was the cause of the majority of stops citywide.
Also in line with the rest of the city, over 50 percent of residents stopped in the 120th precinct were black, even though they only make up 22.5% of the population of the area, the report said.
The 120th precinct did not respond to requests for comment.
In both the 122nd precinct and 123rd precinct, which have less than 10% black residents combined, white residents were the majority stopped in 2011.
The top reason for stops in both were suspected burglary: 27.4% in the 122nd and 26.9% in the 123rd.
In total, the NYPD made 686,000 stops citywide, with only 28,042 in all of Staten Island precincts combined.
The total number of stop and frisks in Staten Island was less than Brooklyn’s 75th precinct in East New York, which had the highest amount in the city with 31,100 stops in 2011, the report said.