Any math majors out there want to check these numbers?
- OT: the media needs to understand this so they stop buying into the Superintendent's bullshit of how he has reduced the homicide rate from 66% back in March.
Just pulled the Crime Stats from the CPD website:
As of 9/16/12 we had 382 murders compared to 303 murders for the same time frame in 2011, which is an increase of 79 murders and represents a 26% increase.
The latest stats were just posted and as of 12/2/12 we had 484 murders compared to 399 murders for the same time frame in 2011, which is an increase of 85 murders (6 more dead bodies to the previous increase) but represents a 21% increase. Only the RATE of the increase slowed, but the increase remains. There has been no decrease!
The supt keeps using this % as proof his initiatives are working...but the number of bodies dropping is going in the other direction. When will the media grow some balls and call him out on this?
Remember, CompStat is the deliberate manipulation of numbers to achieve a political result. Nothing more.