April 19, 2014
One of the verities of crime statistics analysis is that homicide stats are more trustworthy than other kinds of statistics. But if the cops are under a lot of political pressure, as Chicago cops were after their recent murder spree, well, a bunch of homicides can turn into just plain dead bodies.
Chicago Magazine looks into ten recent cases of massaging the homicide stats.
It's still harder to make homicides disappear than burglaries, but it is eye-opening.
By Steve Sailer on 4/19/2014