Among the key findings:
- “For many young people, stops are a familiar and frequent experience,” with 44% of those surveyed reporting they had been stopped repeatedly—nine times or more. Less than one-third (29%) reported being given a reason for the stop.
- “Frisks, searches, threats, and use of force are common.” 71% of those surveyed reported being frisked at least once, and 64% said they had been searched.
- “Trust in law enforcement and willingness to cooperate with police is alarmingly low.”
- “Young people who have been stopped more often in the past are less willing to report crimes, even when they themselves are victims.”