The NYPD for the first time publicly released a report last night on its controversial stop-and-frisk procedure that breaks down by city precinct — and by race — those targeted.
The figures, all from 2011, show that the precinct with the most stops by sheer numbers was Brooklyn’s 75th, which includes East New York and Cypress Hills.
More than 31,000 people were stopped, 97 percent of them either black or Hispanic.
The 73 Precinct, covering Brownsville in Brooklyn, was the next highest with 25,167 stops. About 98 percent involved minorities.
In Queens, the 115th Precinct — which includes East Elmhurst, Corona and Jackson Heights — ranked third with 18,156 stops. Nearly 93 percent of those involved minorities, the figures show.
The 40th Precinct in The Bronx, which covers Mott Haven and Melrose, racked up the next highest number — 17,690 — with 98.5 percent of them involving minorities.
And at No. 5 was the 90th Precinct in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where there were 17,566 stops, with 88.6 percent involving minorities.
The New York Civil Liberties Union had fought for release of the stats last year.
After getting them, the civil-rights group published the figures on their Web site in May, saying they show a pattern of racial profiling — a charge that the NYPD denies.
The Police Department said it had no comment on why it was releasing the figures itself now.
As has been reported, the statistics show that overall, nearly 90 percent of those targeted by NYPD stop-and-frisks in the city in 2011 were either black or Hispanic.
Meanwhile, blacks and Hispanics together make up less than 53 percent of the population.
A total 685,724 people — 8.6 percent of the city’s population — were detained by cops for “reasonable suspicion.”
That was the highest number since the NYPD started recording stop-and-frisk figures in 2002.
Of that number, 9 percent also were white, and 4 percent were Asian, the figures showed.
The No. 1 reason for stop-and-frisks that year was possible weapons possession, the report said.
The statistics did not say how many of those stops resulted in arrests.
Republished with permission of The New York Post.