Nonwhites were nearly five times as likely as whites to be arrested for a group of crimes that experts say are the suburban equivalent of "stop-and-frisk" charges, a Newsday analysis shows. Here are the details on 33 such charges, broken down by Nassau, Suffolk, New York City and statewide, from 2005 to 2016. A similar racial pattern existed when the outcome of prosecutions was examined as well. The data was provided by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services and you can read about our methodology here.
You can filter the table below to examine a specific charge or outcome. You can also sort the table by the contents of any one column, although that will likely shuffle data on different charges, regions, ethnicities and outcomes together. Right now the data is grouped by charge first, then region, then ethnicity and then outcome, and if you change that you can restore that order by hitting the reset button on your browser. For each charge, the table shows the number of arrests, followed by cases that were dropped, and then data on court outcomes (acquittals, prison terms, etc.). For some crimes where certain outcomes didn't occur, those rows were eliminated. "Other" in the ethnicity column includes cases where the race/ethnicity was not known. This data was posted on Oct. 19, 2017.