(Of the 686,000 stops in 2011 — the year NYC saw its highest number of stops — guns were recovered in 0.2% of all cases.)
“Contraband” was recovered in abt 10% of stops — which means 90 percent of those stops were baseless.
But big cities that didn’t use SQF saw similar (and in some cases greater) drops in crime at the same period AND crime kept falling in NYC even after it ended/reduced the practice.
But even as people pointed out all the problems with SQF using raw numbers and data — his putative language — he continued to defend it.
On the opposite end of the SES scale were all the eggs he had to break for his “safer” city.