Skip to comments.QUESTION: New York Crime Stats
Posted on 06/22/2013 6:22:01 AM PDT by LS
It is widely argued that NYC has low levels of crime (and anti-gun nuts say "due to gun laws"). My question: does anyone have ANY evidence (please, not just guesses or opinions) that NYC has jimmied with or tampered with its crime statistics; is underreporting gun violence; or is otherwise falsifying the data to try to support this argument?
Years ago (over 10 maybe 20 years, IIRC) Atlanta was cited by the FBI as having ‘fudged’ on their murder crime rates. In effect what they did was illegal and intentional.
It involved in re-classifying murders (or deaths) into other lesser status crimes.
This was back when we had a government that was not so totally corrupt and subversive as now.
The author of the article was motivated to write it after he witnessed the aftermath of a homicide in the subway but then spent weeks following up on it with the police department without ever finding any evidence that it was ever reported and documented in their records.
I hope this is helpful. I will try to track that article down when I have time.
“Years ago (over 10 maybe 20 years, IIRC) Atlanta was cited by the FBI as having fudged on their murder crime rates. In effect what they did was illegal and intentional.It involved in re-classifying murders (or deaths) into other lesser status crimes.”
Mayor Marion Barry did the same for DC. In one year it went from the most dangerous city in America to one of the safest. Murders became suicides or accidents. Apparently the statistics are all self-reported.
It was PROOF electing Clinton was a great and wonderful thing and his policies were responsible for the drop in crime.
The idiots falsifying the reports simply forgot Clinton wasn't president on January 1, 1993.
Statistics are only as accurate as the statistician .
It all depends on what you are looking for, and what information you want to substantiate .
Even in the Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman assault location , school security were encouraged by the local police to minimize school crime statistics .
I don’t know the answer to your question, but I will share an impression.
I lived in Brooklyn or Manhattan until 1980, and I have visited frequently since.
The changes in the first two years of the Giuliani administration were real, and they were enormous. There was some washover into the early 2000s, because a lot of bad guys were still Upstate, as we say.
It’s getting worse again, and pretty quickly - but NYC is nothing like the nearly all-black cities of the midwest and southeast, crime wise, and probably will never be. Brooklyn is gentrifying in places I never would have thought it could happen.
YMMV, of course.
The ‘FBI Uniform Crime Report (for each year)’ is the standard by which police crime statistics are collated and arrainged by state-by-state .
I am unsure if the statistics are broken down by metropolitan or urban areas .
Go to the FBI website and you can build a statistical table.And yes , you can identify a single metroplitan area , with multiple policing agencies.
The website : http://www.ucrdatatool.gov/
NYC had crazy crime stats years ago—when it was a dangerous city.
It now truly is very same in most areas, with crime stats that reflect as much.
IMO it is tough policing and gentrification that have made the city safer, not gun laws.
Mario Cuomo has the blood of 15,000 murdered New Yorkers on his hands.
Giuliani doubled the size of the cops and told them to take down the homicidal maniacs standing around that where obviously packing (you don't have to be a rocket scientist to tell).
The commies complained, but the streets were safer.
Now with King anal soda pop in Gracie Mansion and Cuoumo II in Albany, you would have to be not very bright to live in NYC unless you have a Death Wish.
But former Gov. Mario M. Cuomo, who vetoed 12 death penalty bills before Mr. Pataki defeated him last year, said of the new law: "This is a step back in what should be a march constantly toward a higher level of civility and intelligence. The argument that the death penalty will deter and reduce crimes has been abandoned almost everywhere."
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Bet you can’t wait to go back after Quinn is elpected mayor..
The approach is actually pretty simple. There are two parts to it:
1. Arrest someone for jumping a turnstile or spraying graffiti on the side of a building, and you now have the perpetrator's fingerprints to run through a police database of unsolved crimes.
2. Even if the fingerprint doesn't match the records from any unsolved crimes, you now have a new set of fingerprints on record to identify the perpetrator if he ever commits a crime later. There was a high-profile rape/assault case in Central Park back in the 1990s that was solved this way.
I think you are expressing it wrong. I wouldn’t say New York City has “low levels of crime.” Say something like, New York City has low levels of crime compared to previous decades or something like that.