From the Daily News:
While some precincts saw percentage spikes in crimes, the overall number of serious crimes for the first half of this year were the lowest in decades, according to the latest NYPD figures.
Reported rapes were up, but police and women's advocacy groups said a good portion were from more victims stepping forward and increased investigative awareness and sensitivity.
Murders and shootings were down in Patrol Borough Queens South, which covers some of the city's most rough-and-tumble precincts, while they were up slightly in the more middle-class Patrol Borough Queens North.
Queens South logged 20 murders through July 3, compared to 31 for the same period last year - a 35.5% drop, along with a 23.3% drop in shooting victims, with 79 so far this year and 103 last year.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Is crime up or down? Here are the latest BS stats
Posted by Queens Crapper at 12:35 AM
Labels: crime, NYPD, statistics
but mike the mayor says the citys going good que ?
The Mayor needs to put the books back into the oven for a while. Tehy haven't been cooked enough.
Everything is hunky dory.
Anyone wanna buy some used statistics?
Why buy 'em when I can make 'em up!!!
We know! We know!
The basis of this problem is compstat and the way the meetings are run. It should either be seriously revised or altogether scrapped.
What are they going to do when the constat numbers hit 0 across the city in every crime category. How will they show improvement then?
The problem is the way things are categorized... actual crimes become misdemeanors, murders become aggravated assaults (who later happened to die)... gang members/drug dealers/prostitutes since they fly under the radar go unreported and unless you're paying attentionto each and every single crime posted on gothamist, nytimes, nypost, nydailynews etc. you're not gonna realize how bad the statistics really are.
personally, I try to look for these things on my free time and I've seen at least 5 murders go unreported this year. There was one week where they spoke about 8 murders on that weekend and the statistics for that week showed 4... I waited the following to see if they would get reported but they didnt. And then the Brighton Beach shooting which happened within the confines of the 61st precinct which has been worried because of the bad publicity it has been receiving due to the spike in violent crime didn't report the murder either...
This system is just a mess and the unfortunate reality is that we will never know how safe we truly our going by the statistics that the people we entrust with our lives show us... It sucks but what can you do...
It sucks but what can you do...
Let me guess... you are from Queens.
"This system is just a mess and the unfortunate reality is that we will never know how safe we truly our going by the statistics that the people we entrust with our lives show us... It sucks but what can you do..."
We can demand accountability from our electeds who are charged with overseeing the NYPD and compstat.
What you posted should be looked into and an answer given. Take this info to your local CM's office and to your local community council and ask for an explanation. If not, let all your neighbors know it's time to elect a new CM and mayor.
If our electeds are put on notice that if they might lose their job if they fail to properly represent us, believe me, you'll get results.
To those who responded to my comment... you're optimism is appreciated but seeing the way things are run and not only by our mayor but by our police commissioner who constantly says he wants legit statistics and yet we have so much information about quotas, and falsifying records and precincts ignoring statistics... call me skeptical but I sincerely doubt we will ever see genuine statistics in a city that has so much invested in being the safest big city in the world... Doesn't matter what is done, politics will always leave us wanting more in terms of statistics
Cops advise against reporting, lest your insurance rise!
You can't have an an ever growing populace and a shrinking police dept.Call 911 to report a minor accident or to make a low priority report and you will wait for hours.Call for something serious and they won't take the report! If this happens to you,call 1800-pridepd.
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