Approval of the New York Police Department's "stop-and-frisk"-strategy

This statistic represents the results of a survey among New York citizens on the New York Police Department's "stop-and-frisk" strategy. The stop-and-frisk program of New York City is a practice of the New York City Police Department to stop, question, and search people. Opponents claim that these actions are not always backed up by reasonable suspicion. In 2012, 50 percent of the respondents disapproved of the strategy whereas 45 percent of the respondents approved of it.

Do you approve of the New York Police Department's "stop-and-frisk"-strategy?

Percentage of respondents
Approval45%
Disapproval50%
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Source

Release date

August 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

August 8-12, 2012

Number of respondents

1,298 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The stop-and-frisk program of New York City is a practice of the New York City Police Department to stop, question, and search people. Opponents claim that these actions are not always backed up by reasonable suspicion.
The source does not provide information on missing percentage points to 100 percent.

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