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(Chicago Trib)   Chicago police successfully lowered the crime rate. By not reporting crime   (chicagotribune.com ) divider line
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2014-04-07 10:50:41 PM  
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"The report said the IG's office decided against auditing homicide statistics after determining the odds were low that police officials would downgrade homicides to involuntary manslaughter or reckless homicide."

You, sir, underestimate the Chicago PD and politicians.
2014-04-07 10:10:20 PM  
2 votes:
This is hardly news, or confined to Chicago or indeed the US.

Long ago, when the FBI was trying to assemble international stats for the first time, to compare American homicide rates to European ones, they couldn't account for the fact that some nations, for instance, Switzerland, had such dramatically lower rates, even allowing for things like gun ownership, poverty, etc.

Turned out that in the US, we were tabulating ALL homicides (1st, 2d, 3d degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, cleared and uncleared) while the Swiss were only tabulating cleared 1st degree murders in their "homicide" category. When all violent deaths were thus calculated, the Swiss rate, while still lower than the US rate, was not nearly so marked as previously believed.

"Lies, damn lies and statistics."
2014-04-07 09:11:28 PM  
2 votes:

bim1154: Chicago.. burn it to the ground and I won't shed a tear.


I think the US economy might shed a tear over that one slappy.

/Fark loves to hate Chicago
2014-04-07 05:45:46 PM  
2 votes:
Gotta love them blaming this on the previous superintendent - never mind that the people who actually count the numbers should've known better.  Surprised there is no report on the rampant reclassification of robberies to thefts, either.
2014-04-08 03:45:46 AM  
1 vote:
Heh, yeah. When I was pickpocketed on the State street subway, when I called the Chicago Police Department to report it and get a police report number for the bank, the cop kept asking "did you SEE the wallet being pickpocketed? No? Then you LOST your wallet, see?" Despite me having evidence that about $400 worth of charges were made on my cards before we even got off the train.

Arsehats, all of them.
2014-04-08 01:31:14 AM  
1 vote:
So did Rahm learn this at the White House, or did he just bring his ideas home with him?
2014-04-07 10:18:59 PM  
1 vote:

Gyrfalcon: This is hardly news, or confined to Chicago or indeed the US.

Long ago, when the FBI was trying to assemble international stats for the first time, to compare American homicide rates to European ones, they couldn't account for the fact that some nations, for instance, Switzerland, had such dramatically lower rates, even allowing for things like gun ownership, poverty, etc.

Turned out that in the US, we were tabulating ALL homicides (1st, 2d, 3d degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, cleared and uncleared) while the Swiss were only tabulating cleared 1st degree murders in their "homicide" category. When all violent deaths were thus calculated, the Swiss rate, while still lower than the US rate, was not nearly so marked as previously believed.

"Lies, damn lies and statistics."


The UK and Australia, among others, still cook the books a LOT on crime stats.
2014-04-07 09:43:11 PM  
1 vote:

bim1154: Chicago.. burn it to the ground and I won't shed a tear.


It's been tried already, they blamed a cow and rebuilt it.  Ra's al Ghul will have to try again.
2014-04-07 09:26:18 PM  
1 vote:

bim1154: Chicago.. burn it to the ground and I won't shed a tear.


If someone is going to burn it to the ground, can they give me a heads up? I'm not from here originally and don't want to burn for things that aren't my sins.
2014-04-07 09:08:15 PM  
1 vote:

rosemary's baby daddy: Has anyone mentioned the wire yet?  I can't be bothered to read through 14 comments but the wire totally addressed this


Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee e eeit yeah!

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2014-04-07 09:05:07 PM  
1 vote:
It's not only assaults and other crimes.  Even traffic violations (that don't net the city wads of cash) often go unreported.  You practically have to crawl into a police department and beg to file a report if you're in an accident that doesn't send someone to the hospital or total a car.  Police won't respond to the scene unless an ambulance is required (though if your car is undrivable the operator at 311 will call a tow truck for you).

My wife got hit downtown at 3 or 4am and was not impressed.  The police did not give a single shiat about her safety alone in a disabled car at 3am.  Fortunately the guy who hit her calmed down and was nice after he stopped yelling at her (he ran a stop light).
2014-04-07 08:57:31 PM  
1 vote:
Was not this the same groundbreaking tactic employed in the city of New York?
2014-04-07 08:41:22 PM  
1 vote:
Has anyone mentioned the wire yet?  I can't be bothered to read through 14 comments but the wire totally addressed this
2014-04-07 07:13:34 PM  
1 vote:

R.A.Danny: ...that's the Chicago Bodymore way.


Juke the stats.  JUKE THE STATS!

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