Explore: Traffic stops across Connecticut

June 13, 2016

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.

Disparity in minorities stopped by police greater in majority-white areas

August 10, 2016

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 searched twice as often as white drivers in Connecticut

June 22, 2016

Black and Hispanic drivers are searched twice the rate of white drivers, though white drivers are more likely to carry contraband

Stopped drivers let go about half the time

June 17, 2016

When drivers in Connecticut get pulled over, the likelihood of being let go is within coin-flip territory, usually.

Case studies: Which neighborhoods police focus traffic enforcement

June 16, 2016

Location-specific data on traffic stops can help determine where patrol officers might be focusing too much or not enough.

How the 'veil of darkness' sheds light on racial profiling

June 15, 2016

The proportion of minority drivers pulled over by police in Connecticut is greater during daylight hours when officers can identify race.

Digging deeper into racial disparities in Connecticut traffic stops

June 14, 2016

How police departments were identified for potential racial profiling and warranting further scrutiny.

Where and why drivers are pulled over in Connecticut

June 13, 2016

An overview of traffic stop data for police departments in Connecticut. Which towns pull over drivers most often and for what?