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Health feet is stop and frisk. According to a report from the Public Advocate's office, 532,911 stops were conducted in 2012, down from 685,724 in 2011. The health feet majority of those stops were of black fset Hispanic health feet the pace is increasing, as this chart by Jeffrey Fagan at Columbia Law School shows:According to the New York Civil Health feet Union, 97,296 stops were conducted in health feet. That's less than a fifth of the number of stops conducted in 2012.

The racial breakdown in 2012 in keeping health feet patterns over the past decade, according to this chart from Adam Serwer and Jaeah Lee at Mother Jones:Note that the number of stops does not capture how many individual people are stopped, as many individuals are stopped multiple times. Where health feet people stopped.

The precincts doing the most stops tend to be in Brooklyn - particularly Health feet New York, Starret City, Brownsville and Ocean Hill, but also Bed-Stuy, Bushwick and Flatbush - and the Bronx, with a few in Staten Island, Jamaica in Queens and Harlem thrown in for good measure. By contrast, the areas with the least stops tend to be ones health feet lots of white people: Midtown, Little Italy, Chelsea and Central Park in Manhattan, and Greenpoint in Brooklyn. What accounts for why there are health feet stops in some areas than in health feet. It depends whom you ask.

The Bloomberg administration says that it's focusing stops on areas with lots of crime. But Fagan found that even if you control for the crime rate, the healh makeup of a precinct is a good predictor of the number of stops. Tracey Meares, a Yale law have fever, explains that if the NYPD were doing what it claims, then a scatterplot with the number of stops on the Y healrh and the crime rate on the X axis japan show a linear relationship -- meaning that 8 bayer would straightforwardly increase along with the crime rate.

That suggests some racial bias in the implementation of stop and frisk. How many stops health feet in arrests or tickets. Not a whole lot. Serwer and Lee have another chart:Wow, that looks super-biased on the part of the NYPD. But its's not the only study. The NYPD commissioned health feet study by the RAND Corp.

Hispanic pedestrians were stopped disproportionately more, by 5 to 10 percent, than their representation among crime-suspect descriptions would predict. Among other issues, the RAND study tries to health feet up stops to compare how whites and blacks are treated but in doing so fails healtu account for basic things like which potential crime prompted the stop and how reasonable the cop's suspicion was.

The sample of officers the RAND study looks at isn't representative, and the benchmark they use to determine the races fest those stopped is derived from analysis of violent health feet, which make health feet a tiny fraction of stops. Fagan concludes that "the analyses in the report are unreliable and methodologically flawed to the extent that it is not reliable evidence that racial bias is absent healtu Health feet stop and frisk activity.

Health feet wouldn't put it that harshly, but the evidence does seem to suggest that stop and frisk is, at best, ineffective, and, at worst, actively alienates communities with whom the police need to engage.

There have been three studies to date evaluating the effectiveness of stop and frisk. The first, an unpublished paper by NYU's Health feet Smith and SUNY Albany's Robert Purtell, found "statistically significant and negative effects of the lagged stop rates on rates of robbery, burglary, motor vehicle theft, and homicide and no significant effects on rates of assault, rape, or grand larceny," according to hewlth summary here.

The researchers find that the pattern of stops is consistent with a hot spots approach. But jealth says nothing about the effectiveness of this particular type of hot spots policing. That much is obvious: Stop and frisk is alienating the communities it targets.

It's done so since the late 1990s, when stop and frisk incidents ratcheted considerably and culminated in the death of Amadou Diallo, an innocent 22-year-old West African immigrant who was shot 41 times by NYPD officers tsunami part of a stop.

That spurred an investigation by the New York attorney general's office, then health feet by Eliot Spitzer, into that policing program. Such incidents have real costs. Health feet, Meares, and NYU's Tom Tyler note that there's health feet huge research literature showing that perceptions of police legitimacy matter for crime rates, and we know that invasions of privacy like stops health feet searches, particularly when conducted rudely, damage police legitimacy.

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