Stop and Frisk Report

In November 2013, the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office released a report analyzing arrests that result from the New York Police Department’s stop and frisk program.  This report is the first such analysis of what happens to individuals and institutions following these arrests.

The report, which analyzed close to 150,000 arrests that resulted from approximately 2.4 million stops between 2009 and 2012, concluded that roughly half of those arrests, or just three percent of stops, led to guilty pleas or convictions at trial. In addition, just 0.3 percent of stops led to jail sentences of more than 30 days, 0.1 percent led to convictions for a violent crime, and 0.1 percent led to convictions for possession of a weapon. The report also finds widespread consequences for arrestees and criminal justice institutions, including litigation costs incurred by the city, and various harms even to individuals arrested for misdemeanors.  

The full text of the report can be found here.