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Crime Rankings Create False Negative Picture, Experts Say

Release Date:
1/15/2012 12:00 AM

New Haven Register, January 15, 2012

New Haven Register, January 15, 2012: Professor John DeCarlo comments on the City Crime Rankings published yearly by CQ Press. According to the experts, they are not accurate and should not be trusted. “The crime ratings are oversimplified and actually do not reflect the reality of the situation because they measure one crime in a vacuum. They don’t tell you who the victims are and who the perpetrators are. In New Haven, especially, that is a very small, select group of people,” DeCarlo said.

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