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Jan. 8, 2013 9:00 am

City of Philadelphia’s liberated crime data set lacks information about smaller crimes

The City of Philadelphia made waves when it released its crime data last month. But the data set is incomplete, Axis Philly pointed out.

The City of Philadelphia made waves when it released its crime data last month. But the data set is incomplete, Axis Philly pointed out. The data release covered many types of violent and property crimes, or “Part 1 crime,” but left out “Part 2 crimes,” which includes disorderly conduct, vandalism and drug offenses.

Here’s Axis Philly on the potential importance of this data:

It’s also worth noting that Mayor Nutter, in a recent review of 2012 crime statistics, noted that “Part 1 crime has been reduced significantly” — but made no mention of Part 2 crimes in the same statement.

What might those stats have added to the public’s assessment of city progress? We can’t know without seeing them.

Read the whole article here.

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