Monday, April 11, 2005

The scandal over crime stats

Does the DA's office keep statistics on cases and convictions, or doesn't it? And if it does, what would such numbers mean, given the wide diversity of case types and circumstances? The answers to both questions are somewhat up in the air, and also at the heart of the latest jabs between D.A. primary candidates Lynne Abraham and Seth Williams. Voters might well fell they'd like more than sporadic press coverage as the basis for a major decision like this . . .


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