Website offers new way to analyze North Carolina traffic stops

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DURHAM, N.C. — A website allows a new way to analyze traffic stops in North Carolina based on race.

The Open Data Policing NC site offers data on nearly 20 million traffic stops and allows a user to access data on law enforcement agencies.

The site presents information with charts, tables and graphs. It’s part of a project from the Southern Coalition for Social Justice and uses data going back to 2002.

A quick search on the website shows that 51 percent of the traffic stops conducted by the Greensboro Police Department involve blacks, while 45 percent involve whites.

For the High Point Police Department, it’s 57 percent white and 40 percent black. In Winston-Salem, it’s 52 percent white and 44 percent black for the city police department.

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