Originally Posted by M3Bahn
NYC was more fun when it was still dangerous.
NYPD stats were captain cooked
A city police captain was forced to retire last year after he fudged crime statistics to make his precinct look safer -- adding to widening concern over the accuracy of NYPD stats and the belief that top bosses pressure supervisors into cooking the books.
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I lived in the West Village in the early 90's. Crack was rampant, crime was off the charts and we had a loser do nothing(Dinkins) mayor. Wife and I owned a business then, one of my firearms got me out of a bad jam one night going to a bank drop. "Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6"
Im sure cooking the books goes on everywhere in every city but its a small %. The City is much better now than I can ever remember. Violent crimes are down a ton.