Number Of NYPD ‘Stop And Frisks’ Hits Record High

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.

What do you think? Is the NYPD overreaching or is this good law enforcement? Sound off in our comments section.

  • Carlos R Santoago

    I was also stopped, frisked and jailed on February 9, 2011 for mistaken identity one block away from my building. They really made me feel like garbage.

  • Jack

    They’re doing this to make money Ray you idjot,
    If a cop stops you say “I do not consent” because it’s probably just pot. What a terrible city this has become.

  • Ray

    Who cares if cops wanna stop and check us for weapons or contraband? They’re paid to protect us from armed thugs.

    • johnny

      Seems like anything you carry is contraband thanks for Mr.Bloomberg.

  • Junta

    No one cares about the Constitution or freedom any longer. As long as we put “bad people” behind bars. But it seems that everyone is “bad” under current guidelines.

    What difference does it make anyway …

    We are in the End Times … it will all be over soon enough.

  • Dan Te

    More stops means more tickets issued and that’s good for the economy.

  • aldous huxley

    So I guess the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution just doesn’t matter any more?

    Oh, and if it catches criminals it’s okay?

    God help us … we are mere moments away from tyranny.

    • Cliff Huxtable

      How do you know if these are all “unreasonable” searches, Aldoux?

  • Allie

    What are they called ? SD or SA, sorry i didn’t get it.

  • Common Sense Kidd

    Does it work? Is crime down? Are they catching criminals? If the answer to any of these is yes, then go on with your day – no real news here.

    • aldous huxley

      dumbest comment i have ever read

    • Jack

      That is SO dumb – kill yourself please.

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