Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Dallas data definititions changed to acknowledge more car burglaries
After the Dallas News called them on juking their stats, the Dallas Police Department changed its protocols for how it classifies car burglaries so that documentation is required before a complaint is deemed "not credible." Prior practices caused the department to underreport car burglaries by about 2%, according to the News.
Great job by reporters Tanya Eiserer and Steve Thompson vetting DPD's data.