MEANINGFUL, UNIFORM AND ACCURATE CRIME DATA from The Exemplary Policing Agency by Michael Josephson

  Crime data needs to be correct and complete.  Numbers increasingly fuel policing strategies. We must guarantee that the fuel is free of damaging contaminants. John A. Eterno and Eli B. Silverman Exemplary Standard IIB.  Produce and Publish Accurate and Current Reports. The agency employs data collection and crime classification policies and procedures to ensure that all incidences of crimes are documented … Read More

Chicago Police Department Charged With Misleading Crime Statistics

In 2014 and 2015 Chicago Magazine published a series of investigative reports by DAVID BERNSTEIN and NOAH ISACKSON asserting that the Chicago Police Department systematically and intentionally published distorted and misleading crime statistics. The Department objected to certain claims but the magazine stood by its story. The Truth About Chicago’s Crime Rates: Part One APRIL 7, 2014,  The city’s drop in … Read More

Report: Murder & Homicide Rates – Before & After Gun Bans

MURDER AND HOMICIDE RATES BEFORE AND AFTER GUN BANS Every place that has been banned guns (either all guns or all handguns) has seen murder rates go up. You cannot point to one place where murder rates have fallen, whether it’s Chicago or D.C. or even island nations such as England, Jamaica, or Ireland. For an example of homicide rates before and after … Read More