Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Crime is Still Down!

The Department released some numbers Sunday - we heard the report on the radio, but can't find the article - claiming once again Crime is Down! Nine percent overall was the number they threw out there.

Now we know homicides are up at least three dozen (19% or so). And shootings, well, the less said about the shootings the better (up hundreds). But we also know that coppers have been writing to us for the past month about a number of patterns in their neighborhoods (north and south) involving garage burglaries and a whole bunch of property crime that hasn't been happening in the past. They certainly don't believe crime is down.

Has anyone from the media (or someone with access to Lexis/Nexus or similar) ever taken all of these press releases and added up the percentages to see what it all really means? We've cracked wise about the numbers adding up to some ridiculous total that we're going to end up owing crime to 2016 and beyond, which isn't too difficult to believe if you've read how Rahm projects a budget.

Or is that too difficult for the journalism majors who troll here?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

And now it all makes sense. G-A-R-Y (B-E-R-W-Y-N) went to Washington to finds out how they keep the masses from knowing the truth.

8/04/2015 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard overall crime was down 40%...

8/04/2015 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm says we are crime free.

The rest is mumbo jumbo.

Oh, I forgot, all Democrats are Honest!

8/04/2015 03:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"SCC" I'm a bit surprise with you since you have followed the media for sometime now. You keep taking the 'crime numbers' out of context, the media is telling that REPORTED CRIME IS DOWN. If you don't have enough police to respond to calls to take the report after an hour or so, it just doesn't get reported! Ergo less crime. Brilliant strategy.

And yes I know you have said this before also, but, it just needed to be repeated.

8/04/2015 04:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crime is down so low that people have had their houses visited and offenders have actually brought back stolen articles and returned money and stolen phones.

It's like a Christmas miracle every day. God bless Superintendent McCarthy and Mayor Emmanuel.

8/04/2015 05:28:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

If a crime doesn't get reported, it doesn't get counted.

8/04/2015 05:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With $1,000 deductible on the Homeowner's policies (to keep the cost of insurance down), many burglaries and thefts are not even getting reported.

8/04/2015 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Baltimore is calling in Feds to stem the murder epidemic due to inept leadership of mosby and mayor mumbles Stephanie read the article 6 agencies sounds impressive until you read 2 from each agency total of 12 Feds! Ever see a fed jump in the mix? Just more window dressing provided by elected who have no clue how to lead!! What matters? "Blue lives matter"


8/04/2015 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Less police = less police response = citizens saying f' it. Why bother to call?

8/04/2015 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on SCC "spirits of the air" the only real media is here in the "SCC newsroom" we have no media with any investigating reporters except maybe the Chicago reader!

8/04/2015 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the carnage continues in Wrigleyville with late-night strong arm robbery victims arriving in the Masonic ER . In one case they took everything but the victims shorts.

8/04/2015 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous SurvivalAndProsperity.com said...

"Chicago police say while shootings are up from this time last year, overall crime is down 9 percent and McCarthy says criminals are being held accountable..."

-ABC7 News website, August 3

8/04/2015 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm haven't heard the crime is down cry lately. I thought they had finally put that lie to bed.

8/04/2015 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To so hilarious that FOX news commented on how Rahm & Gmac cook the books when it comes to crime reporting.
According to Gmac we are enjoying the 1960's just like Wally and the Beaver did. In fact, I have a fresh apple pie cooling on the open kitchen window sill right now. I just might sleep out on the back porch tonight and enjoy the cool breeze and listen the sound of crickets...

8/04/2015 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It means the gangbangers are not robbing businesses because they have no females to follow there and assault employees and report the females as the criminals.

8/04/2015 06:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crime is down, and Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy exist too.

8/04/2015 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of the Feds and Baltimore didn't those Fed teams greatly decrease the crime in our little burg? And ,oh yeah, the ISP details lowered it even further, right? That's the ticket alright!

8/04/2015 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jethro Bodine got it right. 'Naught into naught is Naught!'

8/04/2015 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 'overall crime is down' claim is simply because the shear numbers of thefts and burglaries dwarfs the numbers of murders and shootings. Take a look at the numbers and you will see it provides equal weighting to a theft as it does a Murder. Thus, because those thefts are significantly down, it brings the 'overall crime' number down by 9%:


8/05/2015 07:59:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Jethro Bodine kicked ASS!

8/18/2015 07:53:00 AM  

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