Hispanics Account for Most Stop-And-Frisks Uptown, Report Says

By Nigel Chiwaya on February 5, 2013 3:59pm | Updated on February 6, 2013 7:09pm

 Blacks and Hispanics accounted for over 70 percent of stops in northern Manhattan in 2011.
Blacks and Hispanics accounted for over 70 percent of stops in northern Manhattan in 2011.
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UPPER MANHATTAN — New NYPD data shows that blacks and Hispanics in Northern Manhattan were subjected to stop-and-frisks at a much higher rate than their white or Asian counterparts in 2011.

The report, released by the NYPD Monday night, shows that Hispanics were more likely to be stopped than any other race in the 33rd and 34th precincts, which cover Washington Heights and Inwood.

Hispanics made up 72 percent of the 33rd Precinct's 7,041 stops in 2011, but constitute 75 percent of the population. Blacks accounted for 23.4 percent of stops, despite making up only 11.3 percent of the population.

By contrast, whites constitute 10.6 percent of the population, but only accounted for 3.9 percent of stop and frisks. And Asians accounted for 0.6 percent of the stops despite being 2.8 percent of the population.

In the 34th Precinct, Hispanics made up 85 percent of the NYPD's 11,548 stops, despite only making up 70 percent of the population. Blacks accounted for 10.2 percent and 4.8 percent population.

By comparison, whites, who make 22.8 percent of the population in the precinct, represented just 3.8 of stops.

In both precincts, the racial composotion of those stopped roughly comports with the breakdown of "all known crime suspects," according to the report.

Citywide, blacks and Hispanics accounted for over 87 percent of the NYPD's 686,000 stops.

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