03-22-2024

shailja kaushik

03-22-2024

Articles

Politicians love to cite crime data, but it’s often wrong

When Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his presidential campaign in May, he proudly told the nation that Florida’s crime rate in 2021 had reached a 50-year low. That’s because fewer than 1 in 10 law enforcement agencies in his state had reported their crime statistics.

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Cities nationwide not reporting crime data to FBI

In America’s heartland, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska are among the states with dozens of cities not reporting their data, according to data analysis by The Marshall Project. Although the NYPD is listed as one of the law enforcement agencies accused of not reporting its 2021 crime data.

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