02/12/2013 04:51 pm ET

Latinos Disproportionately Stopped-And-Frisked In Jackson Heights

QUEENS — The number of Latinos in the 115th Precinct targeted by the NYPD's stop-and-frisk program was more than three times the number of Latino suspects there in 2011, a new report from the NYPD shows.

Statistics released by the NYPD show that the 115th Precinct, which encompasses Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst and part of Corona, also had the third-most stops overall in the entire city that year and the largest number of stops in Queens.

In some ways, this is unsurprising: Latinos make up more than 65 percent of the precinct, according to Census data for 2010. And they make up 73.4 percent of all known crime suspects in the precinct, according to the NYPD.

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