NBC New York 
February 15, 2012
The number of so-called “stop and frisks” is rising.
City police officers stopped and questioned 684,330 people on the street last year, a record since the NYPD began yearly tallies of the tactic in 2002 and a 14 percent increase over 2010.
It couldn’t be determined how many people were patted down during the encounters, according to the Wall Street Journal.