Thursday, January 22, 2009

Are crime stats just a bunch of crap?

The NYPD has skillfully classified seven crimes as “major.” It is the statistics and data of those crimes that they chose to publish. Lost in the glare of the spotlight of self-aggrandizement is the reality that most crime that is committed in this city is not among their chosen seven classifications.

In their announcement they tout, parade and present data on murder, rape, felony assault, robbery, burglary, grand larceny and grand larceny - auto (car theft). The hundreds of other crime categories barely get referenced yet alone quantified. Consider that misdemeanor assaults, petit larcenies, criminal trespass, both criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal sale or criminal possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a weapon and the countless other crimes covered by the New York State Penal Laws are not even mentioned in the annual crime count charade. In many communities throughout this city these unmentioned crimes are very much what ails them. Why the Mayor and the NYPD would not quantify these and other crimes is a lesson in spin and public relations.


NYC Crime: Up or Down?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Of course the stats are crap. Just ask any Police Officer, they will tell you how they are threatened by the brass to downgrade crimes, especially the major 7 categories that would make the Commanding Officer look bad.

-Joe said...

Many crimes have been braught down to tickets and adiministrative violations (like illegel immigration)

Kind of like the school system did with tests to send kids on and avoid overpopulation and related costs.
Actuall Crime is WAY WAY up ----Its just not called crime
Thats the way King Bloomberg and his lapdog Kelly want it ask any NYC police officer off record.

Anonymous said...

I would count all the violations reported to DOB, illegal aliens, illegal conversions, illegal hires, illegal parking, well hell, we seem to live in a lawless age that goes all but unreported on offical stats.

Anonymous said...

Many crimes have been braught [sic] down to tickets and adiministrative [sic] violations (like illegel [sic] immigration)

Don't even know what to do with that language disaster.

[illegal this, illegal that]... well hell, we seem to live in a lawless age that goes all but unreported on offical stats.

Yes, now bad. Long past golden era good. Let's live in past!!

Anonymous said...

They fudge the number, the public accepts it, they keep fudging.