Data on Connecticut traffic stops is among the most detailed traffic stop data in the country, collected in an ambitious effort to curb racial profiling. We've put together a visual walkthrough of this data at the statewide level, department level and individual officer level.
Minority drivers are stopped by police in neighborhoods at an out-of-proportion rate compared to the population that lives there.
Black and Hispanic drivers are searched twice the rate of white drivers, though white drivers are more likely to carry contraband
When drivers in Connecticut get pulled over, the likelihood of being let go is within coin-flip territory, usually.
Location-specific data on traffic stops can help determine where patrol officers might be focusing too much or not enough.
The proportion of minority drivers pulled over by police in Connecticut is greater during daylight hours when officers can identify race.
How police departments were identified for potential racial profiling and warranting further scrutiny.