Unfortunately, the Newark Police Department has not released its monthly stop-and-frisk data since December 2014. We will update this page as soon as updated data becomes available.

Stop-and-Frisk: A First Look

On Feb. 25, 2014, the ACLU-NJ released a report analyzing the first six months of stop-and-frisk data from the Newark Police Department. The report is the first public analysis of the data, which is released monthly on the Newark Police Department website. The ACLU-NJ discovered in its analysis that Newark Police officers use stop-and-frisk with troubling frequency and in a manner that leads to racial disparities. Although the ACLU-NJ acknowledges that six months of data may be insufficient to draw definitive conclusions about the Newark Police Department’s stop-and-frisk practices, the organization believes the initial concerns raised by these data warrant corrective actions by the City of Newark immediately.

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In Newark, we’re starting to get a clearer picture of how often police are stopping and patting down residents—and why.

Every month, the Newark Police Department (NPD) releases information on all stops, including how many people were stopped, where they were stopped, and whether the stops led to an arrest or not. The information also reveals who officers are stopping by reporting on the race and ages of the individuals, among other details. The ACLU-NJ, which advocated for the release of the data, hopes the information will give the public a better understanding of how the NPD uses stop-and-frisk.

Learn more about Stop-and-Frisk: get the facts.

Newark Yearly Totals

Year Stops Arrests and Summonses Black Stops White Stops Latino Stops
2014 12,029 2,655 8,091 2,177 828
2013 12,558 3,174 8,769 2,726 N/A

2014 does not include stats from July 2014, which the NPD has not published.

Newark Yearly Totals by Percentage

Year Stops Arrests and Summonses % Black % White % Latino
2014 12,029 2,655 73% 20% 7%
2013 12,558 3,174 75% 23% N/A

2014 does not include stats from July 2014, which the NPD has not published.

Newark Monthly Totals

Year-Month Stops Arrests and Summonses Black Stops White Latino
2014-11 1283 272 874 203 97
2014-10 1602 299 1092 261 120
2014-09 1837 312 1195 365 126
2014-08 1629 354 1063 282 118
2014-07 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2014-06 1,695 410 1111 323 126
2014-05 1,846 396 1239 310 142
2014-04 1,579 321 1064 264 150
2014-03 1,987 399 1306 373 170
2014-02 1,549 367 1052 312 75
2014-01 1,744 408 1256 313 47
2013-12 1,866 447 1300 428 N/A
2013-11 1,871 435 1218 493 N/A
2013-10 1,878 485 1247 460 N/A
2013-09 2,417 560 1729 487 N/A
2013-08 2,417 679 1748 482 N/A
2013-07 2,109 568 1527 376 N/A

N/A = The Newark Police Department did not publish this stop-and-frisk data.

2014 Data At-A-Glance

2013 Data At-A-Glance

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