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.

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