Racial Disparity in Traffic Stops Report

These reports were requested by Springfield Police Department’s Chief Paul William and summarize the results of studies of racial disparities in traffic stops, vehicle searches, driver arrests and contraband hits for the city of Springfield, Missouri. They were first requested on a yearly-basis but in 2012 transitioned to a five-year timeframe. 

Mike Stout, Ph.D., Associate Professor and the George Kaiser Family Foundation Chair in Family and Community Policy at Oklahoma State University was the primary investigator on the studies and authored the reports. 


2012-2016 Racial and Ethnic Disparity in Traffic Stops Report


2011 Racial and Ethnic Disparity in Traffic Stops Report


2010 Racial and Ethnic Disparity in Traffic Stops Report