One Day in the Life of Stop-and-Frisk

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The NYPD has agreed to reforms of the stop program, including improved training, better supervision and more tracking of stops. But opponents (like those who marched silently on father's day) are skeptical that those measures will reduce the intrusive number of stops that occur.

Photo by: Pearl Gabel

The NYPD has agreed to reforms of the stop program, including improved training, better supervision and more tracking of stops. But opponents (like those who marched silently on father's day) are skeptical that those measures will reduce the intrusive number of stops that occur.

The NYPD’s stop-and-frisk database provides detailed information on every stop police make—date and time, location, suspect’s description, the reasons for the stop and any arrest made or summons issued. In all New York City, no precinct saw more stops than the 75th, covering East New York, Brooklyn. And no sector of the 7-5 was witness to more encounters than sector E. There were 4,600 stops in that sector last year. The most occurred on Friday, May 13. Here’s what happened:

12:01 a.m.
Sutter Avenue and Georgia Avenue
A 21-year-old Indian male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of robbery.

12:08 p.m.
Pennsylvania Avenue and Sheffield Avenue
A 32-year-old black male was stopped, frisked and searched because he was suspected of burglary. He was arrested for “transporting building materials.” This was the only arrest of the day.

12:20 p.m.
Georgia Avenue and Blake Avenue
A 41-year-old black male was stopped because he was suspected of robbery.

12:20 p.m.
Georgia Avenue and Blake Avenue
A 29-year-old black male was stopped because he was suspected of robbery.

12:25 p.m.
Blake Avenue and Georgia Avenue
A 41-year-old black male was stopped because he was suspected of robbery.

12:27 p.m.
Belmont Avenue and Williams Avenue
A 27-year-old black female was stopped because she was suspected of an unspecified felony.

2:00 p.m.
Dumont Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue
A 17-year-old black male was stopped because he was suspected of robbery.

2:25 p.m.
Pennsylvania Avenue and Belmont Avenue
A 18-year-old black male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of robbery.

2:34 p.m.
Belmont Avenue and Pitkin Avenue
A 18-year-old black male was stopped because he was suspected of robbery.

2:40 p.m.
Sutter Avenue and Georgia Avenue
A 23-year-old black male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

2:41 p.m.
Sutter Avenue and Georgia Avenue
A 19-year-old White Hispanic male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

2:42 p.m.
Sutter Avenue and Georgia Avenue
A 21-year-old black male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

2:49 p.m.
Vermont Street and Belmont Avenue
A 16-year-old black male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

2:50 p.m.
Vermont Street and Belmont Avenue
A 16-year-old black male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

2:54 p.m.
Pitkin Avenue and Vermont Street
A 16-year-old black male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

3:00 p.m.
New Jersey Avenue and Pitkin Avenue
A 15-year-old black male was stopped because he was suspected of robbery.

3:00 p.m.
New Jersey Avenue and Pitkin Avenue
A 14-year-old black male was stopped because he was suspected of robbery.

3:00 p.m.
Vermont Street and Sutter Avenue
A 18-year-old black male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

3:01 p.m.
Vermont Street and Pitkin Avenue
A 22-year-old black male was stopped, frisked and searched because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

3:10 p.m.
Belmont Avenue and New Jersey Avenue
A 18-year-old black female was stopped because she was suspected of robbery.

3:10 p.m.
Belmont Avenue and New Jersey Avenue
A 17-year-old (race unknown) male was stopped because he was suspected of robbery.

3:15 p.m.
Pitkin Avenue and Vermont Street
A 29-year-old black male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

3:15 p.m.
Sutter Avenue and Georgia Avenue
A 44-year-old (race unknown) male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

3:20 p.m.
Sutter Avenue and Georgia Avenue
A 20-year-old black male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

3:20 p.m.
Sutter Avenue and Georgia Avenue
A 20-year-old black male was stopped, frisked and searched because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

3:30 p.m.
Pennsylvania Avenue and Pitkin Avenue
A 17-year-old black male was stopped, frisked and searched because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

3:30 p.m.
Sutter Avenue and Georgia Avenue
A 56-year-old black male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of an unspecified felony.

3:38 p.m.
Sutter Avenue and Georgia Avenue
A 15-year-old White Hispanic male was stopped because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

3:43 p.m.
Sheffield Avenue and Sutter Avenue
A 31-year-old black male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of robbery.

4:00 p.m.
Belmont Avenue and New Jersey Avenue
A 19-year-old black male was stopped because he was suspected of robbery.

4:08 p.m.
Sutter Avenue and Georgia Avenue
A 24-year-old black male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

4:15 p.m.
Belmont Avenue and New Jersey Avenue
A 19-year-old black male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

4:20 p.m.
Belmont Avenue and New Jersey Avenue
A 16-year-old black male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

4:20 p.m.
Belmont Avenue and New Jersey Avenue
A 20-year-old black male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

4:31 p.m.
Sutter Avenue and Georgia Avenue
A 20-year-old black male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

4:32 p.m.
New Jersey Avenue and Blake Avenue
A 19-year-old black male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

4:32 p.m.
New Jersey Avenue and Blake Avenue
A 17-year-old black female was stopped and frisked because she was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

4:32 p.m.
New Jersey Avenue and Blake Avenue
A 16-year-old black male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

4:32 p.m.
Sutter Avenue and Georgia Avenue
A 17-year-old (race unknown) male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

4:34 p.m.
Hinsdale Street and Snediker Avenue
A 29-year-old black male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

4:45 p.m.
Pitkin Avenue and New Jersey Avenue
A 23-year-old black male was stopped because he was suspected of robbery.

4:50 p.m.
New Jersey Avenue and Pitkin Avenue
A 15-year-old black male was stopped because he was suspected of robbery.

5:00 p.m.
Belmont Avenue and New Jersey Avenue
A 17-year-old White Hispanic female was stopped because she was suspected of robbery.

5:00 p.m.
Sutter Avenue and New Jersey Avenue
A 19-year-old black male was stopped because he was suspected of robbery.

5:07 p.m.
Vermont Street and Blake Avenue
A 31-year-old White Hispanic female was stopped because she was suspected of grand larceny-auto.

5:15 p.m.
Pitkin Avenue and New Jersey Avenue
A 23-year-old black male was stopped because he was suspected of robbery.

5:20 p.m.
Sutter Avenue and Sheffield Avenue
A 34-year-old black male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

7:00 p.m.
Belmont Avenue and New Jersey Avenue
A 24-year-old black male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

7:00 p.m.
Sheffield Avenue and Blake Avenue
A 24-year-old black male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

7:00 p.m.
Sheffield Avenue and Blake Avenue
A 32-year-old black male was stopped because he was suspected of burglary.

7:07 p.m.
Sutter Avenue and Georgia Avenue
A 20-year-old black male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

7:10 p.m.
Sutter Avenue and Sheffield Avenue
A 19-year-old black male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

7:45 p.m.
Blake Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue
A 18-year-old black male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of robbery.

9:50 p.m.
Blake Avenue and Georgia Avenue
A 39-year-old White Hispanic male was stopped because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon. He was issued a summons for open container.

10:00 p.m.
Georgia Avenue and Blake Avenue
A 30-year-old black female was stopped and frisked because she was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

10:05 p.m.
Georgia Avenue and Blake Avenue
A 24-year-old black male was stopped and frisked because he was suspected of criminal possession of a weapon.

Research support was provided by The Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute.