Retired NYPD officers suggest data manipulation

The NYPD’s Biggest Problem Might Actually Be an Overreliance on Numbers

A survey of retired NYPD officers suggests that crime data manipulation has increased as the reliance on data by the NYPD has increased. Manipulation included changing the type of crime listed or discouraging reporting of some crimes. The article suggests that this means there is an overreliance on data. Instead, it sounds to me like there needs to be more oversight to ensure accountability, fairness, and transparency.


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