NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York City Police Department might be feeling frisky.

New statistics revealed Tuesday show that 601,055 “stop and frisks” were made by NYPD officers in 2010, an all-time high.

“That’s an awful lot of people,” one woman told 1010 WINS’ Kathleen Maloney.

A man tells 1010 WINS’ Kathleen Maloney his friend was stopped, frisked and jailed in a case of mistaken identity

The NYPD defended the number, saying that roughly ten percent of the stops resulted in arrests.

It’s the first time more than 600,000 stops have been recorded. The NYPD has been recording an annual total since 2002.

The number was revealed on the heels of another report by a group advocating for drug law reforms that said that New York has the most marijuana busts in the world.

Civil rights advocates contend the stop and frisks are often without any particular cause and tend to unfairly target minorities.

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