Who's responsible for tracking that crime data you might be asking.
- Well according to the Pennsylvania Uniform Crime Reporting System Website: the date is collected from each jurisdiction.
Just last week the Citizens Voice reported in two separate news articles that Wilkes Barre Police weren't reporting on a number of crimes. In particular three recent shootings to which the newspaper said “seems extreme”.
So if the city is responsible for reporting their own numbers, and they are not reporting said numbers, it would make perfect sense that crime numbers are down.
Wake Up Wilkes Barre
P.S. Thanks for the headline Mac