Stop and Frisk Myths Debunked

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  • Myth #1: All Cops Have a Reason to Stop and Frisk You
  • Myth #2: Stop-and-Frisk Reduces Crime
  • Myth #3: Stop-and-Frisks Lead to Arrests
  • Myth #4: Minorities Are Only Targeted for Stops Because of Race
  • Myth #5: Stop-and-Frisk Makes Citizens Feel Safer
  • Myth #6: NYPD Supervisors Say They Don’t Set Arrest Quotas
  • Debunking NYPD's Controversial Tactic

Myth #3: Stop-and-Frisks Lead to Arrests

The Truth: From 2006 to 2010, within a perimeter of about eight blocks of Brownsville, Brooklyn, the New York Police Department made 52,000 stops, with less than 1 percent of stops resulting in an arrest.

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