LAPD: Lies, Damn Lies and Crime Statistics

Oh, they made reporting errors. The were NOT cooking the books! LAPD admits errors in how it reports crime statistics to the FBI | 89.3 KPCC.

If you search around, you will find that 1200 violent crimes were “misreported,” during one year.

You see, LAPD – at least according to the statistics they report to the FBI – has had a wonderful 11 year streak of declining crime.

Defending its 11-year streak of declining crime rates, the LAPD said the newspaper’s [LA Times] investigation doesn’t draw conclusions about reporting errors in previous years.

So don’t think that this is our way making the city look better, this is an isolated incident. Nothing to see here. Move along. </sarcasm>