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FAQs: Traffic Stops

What are the characteristics of persons who come into contact with the police for different reasons?
An estimated 31.4 million persons age 16 or older, or 13% of the population, requested assistance fr...  Read More

What percentage of persons in a motor vehicle or public place were stopped by police and searched or frisked?
In 2011, about three percent of drivers in traffic stops and 19 percent of persons involved in stree...  Read More

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