- By NATASHA VELEZ
- Last Updated: 3:38 AM, February 5, 2013
- Posted: 12:51 AM, February 5, 2013
The NYPD last night released a report on its controversial stop-and-frisk procedure that breaks down by precinct — and by race — those who’ve been targeted.
The figures, all from 2011, show the precinct with the most stops by sheer numbers was Brooklyn’s 75th, which includes East New York and Cypress Hills.
More than 31,000 people were stopped, 97 percent of them either black or Hispanic.
Brooklyn’s 73rd Precinct, covering Brownsville, was the next highest, with 25,167 stops. About 98 percent involved minorities.
The 115th Precinct — which includes East Elmhurst, Corona and Jackson Heights in Queens — ranked third, with 18,156 stops. Nearly 93 percent of those involved minorities, the figures show.
And at No. 5 was the 90th Precinct in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where there were 17,566 stops, with 88.6 percent involving minorities.
The New York Civil Liberties Union had fought for release of the stats last year.
After getting them, the civil-rights group said they show a pattern of racial profiling — a charge that the NYPD denies.
The Police Department said it had no comment on why it was releasing the figures now.
As has been reported, the statistics show that overall, nearly 90 percent of those targeted by NYPD stop-and-frisks in the city in 2011 were either black or Hispanic.
Blacks and Hispanics together make up less than 53 percent of the city’s population.
A total of 685,724 people — 8.6 percent of the city’s population — were detained by cops for “reasonable suspicion.”
That was the highest number since the NYPD started recording stop-and-frisk figures in 2002, according to the NYCLU.
Of that number, 9 percent were white, and 4 percent Asian, the figures showed.
The No. 1 reason for stop-and-frisks that year was possible weapons possession, the report released yesterday said.
The statistics did not say how many of those stops resulted in arrests.