Black People Represent 80% of Stop-and-Frisks in Ft. Greene

By Janet Upadhye on February 6, 2013 1:20pm | Updated on February 6, 2013 5:52pm

FORT GREENE/CLINTON HILL — Nearly 80 percent of people stopped-and-frisked in Fort Greene/Clinton Hill last year were black, according to a new NYPD report.

African-American communities make up 43 percent of the Fort Greene/Clinton Hill population.

Hispanics, who make up 16 percent of the precinct's population, represented 13 percent of the reported stops. 

Meanwhile, only 6 percent of people stopped were white, yet white people account for more than 33 percent of the neighborhood population.

The racial breakdown of those stopped roughly comports with the number of "all known crime suspects" in the precinct, according to the report.

Overall, Fort Greene/Clinton Hill has an average amount of stop-and-frisks — 7,734 — compared to other Brooklyn neighborhoods.

East New York reported the highest number with 31,100 and the industrial and commercial areas of North Brooklyn in the 94th Precinct reported the least amount, with only 2,023.

Cops from the 88th Precinct declined to comment on report findings.

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