Crime Statistics

Major Crimes Down in New York

June 10, 2016

To read some of the recent claims by law enforcement and by politicians, you’d think that we were in the midst of the greatest crime wave in history. Without elaborating on those claims, the pundits then go on to blame specific groups, specific lawmakers, and specific policies for the alleged wholesale destruction of the fabric of America. But hold on just a minute. Here are a couple of examples of what we’re talking about. FBI […] Read On

Crime in NYC is down, but arguments on statistics continue

January 13, 2016

Mark Twain said “There are lies, damned lies and statistics.” Which brings us to the news reported late last month that New York City was as safe in terms of serious crimes as it has been in modern history. Nevertheless, there are those who complain that they feel less safe at this time, and others who attack the nature of the record-gathering. In order to understand what is going on, it’s necessary first to discuss […] Read On

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