• Jan 16, 2018

In New York, Crime Falls Along With Police Stops

Joe Sexton, ProPublica
January 16, 2018

This article chronicles to simultaneous decline in the use of “stop-and-frisk” policing in New York City and the continuing drop in crime, including a decades-low 291 murders in 2017. Reported stops dropped from nearly 700,000 to a reported 10,000 last year.

Holding murders under 300 was just the headline of 2017 statistics that saw considerable reductions in almost every category of major crime.

The author, editor of the Metro desk at the New York Times during the surge in this police tactic, expresses regret his paper did not report on this differently during his tenure.

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