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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Lost Crime Data

For John, BLUFTell the truth and let the chips fall where they may.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From Fox News, via Reporter Ms Malia Zimmerman, we have a look at crime rates for illegal immigrants and who is not tracking them.  "Elusive crime wave data shows frightening toll of illegal immigrant criminals".

The lede is:

The federal government can tell you how many "Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders" stole a car, the precise number of "American Indian or Alaska Natives" who were arrested for vagrancy or how many whites were busted for counterfeiting in any given year.  But the government agencies that crunch crime numbers are utterly unable — or unwilling — to pinpoint for the public how many illegal immigrants are arrested within U.S. borders each year.
Willful ignorance.  If you don't have the data you don't known what is going on.  As Lord Kelvin told us

“When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind; it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarely, in your thoughts advanced to the stage of science.”
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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