Stop-And-FrisK: What You Need To Know

stop_friskA good tutorial on all things regarding the federal court stoppage of “stop and frisk” procedures by the NYPD. The article at The Post has some really good graphs and methodology-speak, also. Just skip over the section that offers that the lowering of NYC’s crime rate in recent decades is due to the lowering rate of lead ingestion by City children. It comes right out of left field.

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Crime falls in the US. Are you safer today? – The Christian Science Monitor – CSMonitor.com

Crime falls in the US. Are you safer today? – The Christian Science Monitor – CSMonitor.com.

Some really good graphics on the significant drop in crime over the last two decades in the United States.  Nothing particularly surprising if you have seen any of these stats from recent years but always good to see and remember when people mistakenly think crime is getting worse in America.

The regional and city data is fairly interesting to see.  Many might be surprised to see New York City fairing so well in the rankings.