Skip to comments.The Truth About Chicago Crime Rates
Posted on 04/08/2014 1:25:54 PM PDT by PBRCat
Chicago conducted a 12-month examination of the Chicago Police Departments crime statistics going back several years, poring through public and internal police records and interviewing crime victims, criminologists, and police sources of various ranks. We identified 10 people, including Groves, who were beaten, burned, suffocated, or shot to death in 2013 and whose cases were reclassified as death investigations, downgraded to more minor crimes, or even closed as noncriminal incidentsall for illogical or, at best, unclear reasons.
About one-quarter of victims of aggravated assault and battery failed to get counted in Chicago Police statistics for 2012, according to a city Office of the Inspector General report released Monday.
Thats because police didnt count each person in a crime involving multiple victims as a separate offense, the inspector generals office said.
The audit reviewed a sample of 383 assault-related incident reports out of a total of 83,480 for 2012.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagomag.com ...
When challenged about the accuracy of the publicized crime rates and accounting methods used to produce the numbers, Emanuel sneered, "I don't accept the premise of the question..."
The Murder Mayor and his Police Superintendent have been cooking the books to claim progress on achieving a lower annual murder rate.
Back when DC was the most dangerous city in the US Mayor Marion Barry called in his police commissioner and asked him how the FBI got all those numbers. “Why, we report them.” The Mayor reportedly said, “Well, from now on anything less than two bullets is not a murder, it’s a suicide.” So, in one year, DC dropped down to as safe as almost any small town.
I don’t care what they do in their hoods, I just don’t want them out among the living....
Many Chicagoans are complaining. The police department is not fully staffed and police officers are being reassigned from “safer” police districts to cover the urban jungles.
Some of the criminal element are aware of the fact that various districts in the city have fewer cops and the opportunists have moved their activities into the vacant areas and have begun accosting middle class residents in better areas.
What does that mean?
What kind of public servant thinks she or she can pick and chose which questions to answer about their job performance?
Thanks PBRCat. Another Demagogic Party success story:
> We identified 10 people, including Groves, who were beaten, burned, suffocated, or shot to death in 2013 and whose cases were reclassified as death investigations, downgraded to more minor crimes, or even closed as noncriminal incidents About one-quarter of victims of aggravated assault and battery failed to get counted in Chicago Police statistics for 2012... because police didnt count each person in a crime involving multiple victims as a separate offense
In context, a reporter questioned Emanuel as to the methods used to compile crime statistics. The mayor and police superintendent were holding press conferences and issuing press releases praising themselves for lowering crime and many observers suspected that they were fudging the numbers. Emanuel refused to answer the reporter by rejecting the question’s premise — which was on target.
For example, when a criminal offender was a high school senior, the CPD wanted offenses to be treated as school disciplinary matters rather than crimes. Similarly, when a crime occurred on an interstate highway passing through Chicago, the CPD wanted those crimes to be treated as if they did not occur within the jurisdiction of the City of Chicago.
Deja vu all over again. Last year, Milwaukee had the same style of under counting violent crimes and entering them into the data base as lesser offenses. We too have a Democrat as mayor who also appoints the police chief. Both down play crime and Black on Black crime.
The undercounting was explained away as staff needed training on data entry or officers not filling out reports properly or the computer programs not being updated-HA!
I wish Scott Walker was here!
“The Murder Mayor and his Police Superintendent have been cooking the books to claim progress on achieving a lower annual murder rate.”
And they increased the chocolate rations, too.
Double plus good! Increased choco rations!
same thing they did in Miami with Trayvon Martin
Under reporting of crime is happening all over the country and the FBI knows about it.