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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Norwood News' Bronx Crime Stats Campaign Featured on New Channel 4

NBC News aired a segment last night about the Norwood News campaign to make neighborhood crime statistics available to the public, interviewing editors Jordan Moss and Alex Kratz. You can watch the piece here. (The Village Voice also covered the story--read it here).

Based on this campaign, Councilman Fernando Cabrera is crafting legislation to make these statistics accessible to everyone in New York City.

These neighborhood crime statistics would be an invaluable resource for citizens. It's our contention that precinct-wide crime numbers are almost completely useless if we still don't know, specifically, where the crimes are happening.

Our count-up (see below) starts from when we first formally requested sector stats for the 52nd Precinct last June. In October of last year we requested sector stats for every precinct in the borough. We received initial form response letters from the NYPD, but no statistics. For some background, see our Norwood News' editorial here.


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