Open Data Policing

North Carolina

Browse all known traffic stops to have occured in North Carolina since Jan 01, 2000

Review agency-level data on the race/ethnic composition demographics of people stopped, searched, and subjected to force in the course of traffic stops in a given jurisdiction.

Click here to browse a list of all agencies for which data is available.

View Agency Dashboard

Largest Agencies

City Stops
NC State Highway Patrol 12,029,665
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department 2,026,933
Raleigh Police Department 1,066,759
Fayetteville Police Department 717,445
Greensboro Police Department 674,044

Use this feature to identify the stop and search patterns of individual police officers. Search for North Carolina traffic stops using the form fields below. Use Advanced Search for additional filtering criteria. When you have found the stop you are looking for, click the Officer ID hyperlink to review the data associated with the officer involved.

Agency name
ex: Durham Police Department
Start date
ex: 8/13/2013
End date
ex: 8/13/2013
Age
Gender
Race

About

Open Data Policing aggregates, visualizes, and publishes public records related to all known traffic stops to have occurred in North Carolina since Jan 01, 2002. Data is available for most North Carolina departments and officers serving populations greater than 10,000.

North Carolina law requires all such agencies to report their data on a monthly basis to the NC Department of Justice; however, some datasets are incomplete or remain unreported. Where data sets are incomplete or missing from the website it is because they have not been reported to the state agency from which the site derives its records. Open Data Policing does not have access to, nor does it publish, the names of officers, drivers, or passengers involved in traffic stops.

Dataset Facts

Timeframe Jan 01, 2000 - Nov 28, 2021
Stops 27,187,577
Searches 825,511
Agencies 325

About Open Data Policing

Open Data Policing is a first-of-its-kind platform that aims to make real the recommendation of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing to make stop, search, and use-of-force “data...publicly available to ensure transparency.” The site currently aggregates, visualizes, and publishes public records related to all known traffic stops to have occurred in North Carolina since 2002, in Maryland since 2013, and in Illinois since 2005. Data is collected in all states pursuant to mandatory data collection statutes and reported monthly to the NC State Bureau of Investigation, Maryland State Police, and Illinois State Police. The platform does not alter or manipulate raw data. Where data sets are incomplete or missing, it is because they have not been reported to the state agency from which the site derives its records. Although the site permits users to identify the career enforcement patterns of individual officers associated with known traffic stops, Open Data Policing does not have access to, nor does it publish, the names or drivers, passengers, or officers involved in traffic stops.

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Open Data Policing is a project of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice. To support the work of the Open Data Policing initiative, click here.