NYPD stops nearly 320,000 so far this year

(AP) - The New York Police Department has stopped,questioned and frisked nearly 320,000 people in the first half ofthis year.The majority of those stopped are

NEW YORK - (AP) - The New York Police Department has stopped,questioned and frisked nearly 320,000 people in the first half ofthis year.

The majority of those stopped are black and Hispanic men.

The figures released Tuesday are an increase of 2 percent overthe same period last year. The numbers have been steadilyincreasing, and in 2009 more than 570,000 people were stopped.

Nearly 170,000 people were stopped in the past three months. Ofthose, 7 percent resulted in arrests. More than 2,000 weapons wererecovered.

The NYPD provided the information to the City Council. Arecently passed state law prohibits agencies from storing the namesof those questioned by police in electronic storage.

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