September 28, 2014
NYC stop and frisks plummet
Popular Resistance - Stop-and-frisk numbers are down 90 percent in New York City from the peak in early 2012. In Harlem, they are down 96 percent in the same period. Misdemeanor arrests for drugs shot up when stop-and-frisk numbers jumped during the 2000s, but are now lower than they’ve been since before 2003. What about violent crime in the city? It’s been going down drastically for over twenty years (in New York and nationally, even if people don’t necessarily know it), and has continued to drop since 2013—both overall and in the neighborhoods with the most stop-and-frisk encounters... Since 2002, almost 90 percent of all stops resulted neither in an arrest or even a fine.