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Friday, June 28, 2013

Something is wrong with Trimets crime stats

Again, it just doesn't add up

3 comments:

Flatpicker John said...

Masturbating in hair is up 100%

@nonpartisantoo said...

Aggravated assault is a legal term that implies certain additional circumstances. I didn't read the report; does Try-Met use that term? If so, it seems ironic, as apparently Oregon doesn't have that charge legally:
http://oregoncrimes.com/assault.htm

I would wager a guess that, for everything you hear on TriMet Scanner, the vast majority are not officially charged so Try-Met doesn't count them. A couple of people get pissy with each other, start yelling, gets called into dispatch, and either they leave prior to police arrival or the police get there and the suspects go their separate ways. Those numbers are likely for officially-charged crimes where individuals were arrested.

Al M said...

Right nonpartisantoo, exactly.
They are very misleading numbers because the actual number of incidents requiring police presence must be 100 times greater than the numbers on that report.

The category came from the press release.