Saturday, June 15, 2013

Figures don’t lie, but liars Figure

According to Jerry Lynott of The Times Leader the “Data” supports the King’s claims of “A lowered crime rate” in Da Hood, but from reading the comment section of Jerry’s online article, it doesn't seem like the readers are buying it, and neither am I.

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. 
So in other words, Wilkes Barre City is responsible for reporting their own numbers, or lies as it is in this case.

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


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