posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 07:43 PM
a reply to: cronemel
Excellent post! Thank you for sharing the intricacies of local PDs having to "adjust" their crime categories into the FBI's framework for their
But what is inexcusable, are PDs downgrading felony charges to misdemeanors, and/or classifying a dangerous weapon used in an attack as "Other."
This skews the Violent Crime stats, and makes the public even more distrustful of police.
I know communities trying to grow or attract Big Business for jobs, rely a lot on low Violent Crime stats to attract new residents. So this is a
thorny issue, and I appreciated reading your "insider input."