Traffic Stop Statistics

The Abington Township Police Department is providing the above below data as a recommendation from The Final Report of the President Obama’s Taskforce on 21st Century Policing (https://cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/taskforce/taskforce_finalreport.pdf).  We collect these numbers as a means to identify and prevent issues of biased-based policing.  It is important to note that these numbers are more representative of Abington’s daytime and highway population than our jurisdictions residential population. There are many variables when collecting and analyzing this data. You can learn more about these issue by examining the data presented by the Police Executive Research Forum’s 2005 project publication, Understanding Race Data from Vehicle Stops: A Stakeholder’s Guide. A link to the 95- page document is provided below. https://cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/publications/understanding_Race_Data.pdf

While Pennsylvania does not require agencies to collect this data for traffic citations and stops, we recognize the importance of transparency and accountability and will continue to collect such data. As benchmarking and analysis methods evolve, we will continue to improve our processes. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding this data please contact Lieutenant Magee at kmagee@abingtonpa.gov.

April 2010 US Census Data
Philadelphia County Abington Cheltenham Upper Moreland
Population 1,526,006 55,310 36,793 24,015
White 44.8% 79.3% 54.1% 85.0%
Black or African American 43.6% 12% 32.6% 5.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.9% 0% 0.7% 0.1%
Asian 7.8% 4.6% 7.0% 5.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0% 0.1% 0.1%
Two ore More Races 2.8% 3.3% 4.0% 2.8%
Hispanic or Latino 15.2% 4.3% 5.2% 5.4%
White, not Hispanic or Latino 34.3% 76.3% 51.5% 80.7%
Average Daily Traffic (PennDOT) Roadway 2018 Average Daily Traffic (Vehicles)
Huntingdon Pike 32,000
Old York Rd. 29,000
Welsh Rd. 27,000
Easton Rd. 13,000
Susquehanna Rd. 13,000


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