Austin police made 20,000 fewer traffic stops in 2018, racial profiling report shows

The Austin Police Department released its annual racial profiling report last week, and there are a few notable findings.

According to the report, officers made just a little more than 122,000 traffic stops in 2018. That’s about a 14 percent decrease from 2017.

Last year’s traffic stops ranked the lowest since 2012, when officers made just over 115,000 traffic stops, according to the 2013 racial profiling report.