Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Can We Trust the Numbers About New Orleans?

Earlier I mentioned the controversy over whether the violence in New Orleans was exaggerrated.

Steve Sailer makes the point that we can't necessarily assume that the "official numbers" used to dispel the "myth" of the huge amount of violence surrounding Katrina are accurate.

That cities may be trying to fudge their crime statistics by "disappearing" certain crimes was a concern mentioned in this VDARE article by Nicholas Stix.

In any case, I think it might be good to withhold judgment for the time being, and to be suspicious of all reports on both sides.

That is all.

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