9 Of 10 NYC Vehicle Stops Targeted Hispanics, Blacks; 86% Of Arrests

About 90% of the drivers pulled over, searched, or arrested by New York City police officers in 2022 were Latino or Black, according to a new comprehensive data set on the New York Police Department’s vehicle stops.

Black and Hispanic drivers made up 55% of the vehicle stops, accounting for 86% of arrests and 85% of vehicles searched. In comparison, White drivers made up 45% of stops but accounted for 7% of arrests and 5% of vehicles searched, according to the data.

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