Wednesday, September 28, 2016

How Much Impact did Stop-and-Frisk Policing have on NYC's Crime Rate?

As you can see, not very much.

Note that this refers to the policy of random frisking of young men in high crime areas implemented for a while by the NYC police, not the nearly universal police practice of stopping people who look like they are up to no good.

1 comment:

G. Verloren said...

Ahh yes, the policy of "random" frisking.

First off, it's hardly random if you only frisk men. Secondly, the same is true if you only frisk "young" men, or those who at least visually appear young, or perhaps even just those wearing "urban" or "youth" styled clothing.

And thirdly, the unmentioned elephant in the room the truly kills the notion of any randomness, is that this practice was quietly but incontestably targetting primarily minority individuals.

Still, I suppose the point is moot, given these numbers.