Survey: New York crime stats were manipulated
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More than a hundred retired New York Police Department captains and higher-ranking officials said in a survey that the intense pressure to produce annual crime reductions led some supervisors and precinct commanders to manipulate crime statistics, according to John A. Eterno and Eli B. Silverman, two criminologists studying the department.
The retired members of the force reported that they were aware of instances of "ethically inappropriate" changes to complaints of crimes in the seven categories measured by the department's signature Compstat program.
First Published February 7, 2010 12:14 am