Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New York Times 12/31/11 by A. Baker/Joseph Goldstein

"Criminal iffenses are left unrecorded to keep the city's crime rate down"

"More than 1/2 a dozen cops, detectives and commanders are pressured not to take written reports to keep crime stats low"


My comments:

I was the victim of over 1k crimes between 6/05 and 6/09 yet I can't recall more then once that a cop was willing to give me a report #. The situation was even worse when I moved to rural MD; since the cops made fun of my reports, I just stopped calling them. So even though this article is for new york, i'll bet it's true in every rural and urban area across the U.S.

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