New York City to Examine Reliability of Its Crime Reports

January 6, 2011  |  

(New York Times) — Facing questions over whether crime statistics have been manipulated to cast the New York Police Department in a positive light, the police commissioner, Raymond W. Kelly, announced on Wednesday that three former federal prosecutors would review the department’s internal crime-reporting system.  Mr. Kelly said that the former prosecutors would serve on a newly formed panel, called the Crime Reporting Review Committee, and would be given broad access to people and documents to review the ways the Police Department records, tracks and audits its own crime numbers.

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