posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 12:10 AM
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by jdub297
You missed all the stores that did not have crimes. 79% of the crimes committed are multi-perpetrator, but what about all the stores that
didn't report crimes?
And, even with their numbers, there is no way 10% of the multi-perpetrator crimes are done by flashmobs. I have not heard of a single flashmob in any
of my surrounding communities. There are plenty of multi-perpetrator shoplifting crimes, but not a single flashmob.
Not 10%, not 1%, not even 1.
This is the exact quote from the OP:
Over three-quarters (79%) of retailers report being a victim of a multiple offender crime in the past 12 months
That is 79% of RETAILERS, not 79% of crime-victim
The second half of the quote from the OP source:
, some of these incidents (10%) involving flash mob tactics
Substitute the "79% of retailers" for " these incidents
You get: 10% of these 79% of retailers.
That is (in MSM-speak). "About 10" of retailers."
There is no other interpretation.
I am not vouching for the validity of the "79% of retailers".claim, or the "10% flash mob" specialties. I ddidn't do their survey.
By the way, as a former LEO, the son of an LEO, nephew of 2 LEOs and cousin of another, I can tell you that 100% of retailers will be crime victims
over a 12 month period. I would not be surprised if 79% over a 12-month period experienced at least ONE multi-offender"crime. Why woulkd it be hard
to believe that that of those 79% in one year, "about 10%" involved flash mobs? If that's true, then I don't see it a big exaggeration to turn that
8% into "about 10%.."
edit on 17-8-2011 by jdub297 because: add 1-year statistics for retailers