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Friday, March 10, 2006

Setting an Example

Chief of Police Bratton shares neighborhood with neighborhood current crime statistics as this site.

This is an excellent example of a realistic look at crime citywide and by neighborhood. It also helps to tone down the perception of crime that is often heightened by news reports with the focus on crime as a lead story.

If all communities, most of whom aleady have web sites, posted this type of information, we would have a better informed public and be less dependent on perceptions created by the media.

Concerned citizens should begin to make requests to city councils and mayors that ask for this type of information to be posted on the city web site.