Terry Stops

data.seattle.gov | Last Updated 15 May 2019

This data represents records of police reported stops under Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1 (1968). Each row represents a unique stop. - Each record contains perceived demographics of the subject, as reported by the officer making the stop and officer demographics as reported to the Seattle Police Department, for employment purposes. - Where available, data elements from the associated Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) event (e.g. Call Type, Initial Call Type, Final Call Type) are included.

Tags: police, terry stops, detentions

This dataset has the following 23 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Subject Age GroupsubjectagegrouptextSubject Age Group (10 year increments) as reported by the officer.
Subject IDsubjectidtextKey, generated daily, identifying unique subjects in the dataset using a character to character match of first name and last name. "Null" values indicate an "anonymous" or "unidentified" subject. Subjects of a Terry Stop are not required to present identification.
GO / SC Numgo_numtextGeneral Offense or Street Check number, relating the Terry Stop to the parent report. This field may have a one to many relationship in the data.
Terry Stop IDterry_stop_idtextKey identifying unique Terry Stop reports.
Stop ResolutionresolutiontextResolution of the stop as reported by the officer.
Weapon Typeweapon_typetextType of weapon, if any, identified during a search or frisk of the subject. Indicates "None" if no weapons was found.
Officer IDofficeridtextKey identifying unique officers in the dataset.
Officer YOBofficer_yobtextYear of birth, as reported by the officer.
Officer Genderofficer_gendertextGender of the officer, as reported by the officer.
Officer Raceofficer_racetextRace of the officer, as reported by the officer.
Subject Perceived RacesubjectracetextPerceived race of the subject, as reported by the officer.
Subject Perceived GendersubjectgendertextPerceived gender of the subject, as reported by the officer.
Reported Datereported_datetextDate the report was filed in the Records Management System (RMS). Not necessarily the date the stop occurred but generally within 1 day.
Reported Timereported_timetextTime the stop was reported in the Records Management System (RMS). Not the time the stop occurred but generally within 10 hours.
Initial Call TypeinitialcalltypetextInitial classification of the call as assigned by 911.
Final Call TypefinalcalltypetextFinal classification of the call as assigned by the primary officer closing the event.
Call TypecalltypetextHow the call was received by the communication center.
Officer SquadofficersquadtextFunctional squad assignment (not budget) of the officer as reported by the Data Analytics Platform (DAP).
Arrest FlagarrestflagtextIndicator of whether a "physical arrest" was made, of the subject, during the Terry Stop. Does not necessarily reflect a report of an arrest in the Records Management System (RMS).
Frisk FlagfriskflagtextIndicator of whether a "frisk" was conducted, by the officer, of the subject, during the Terry Stop.
PrecinctprecincttextPrecinct of the address associated with the underlying Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) event. Not necessarily where the Terry Stop occurred.
SectorsectortextSector of the address associated with the underlying Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) event. Not necessarily where the Terry Stop occurred.
BeatbeattextBeat of the address associated with the underlying Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) event. Not necessarily where the Terry Stop occurred.