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February 25, 2006

Cooking the books on crime in Baltimore?

A year ago, I wrote about how St. Louis reduces its crime rate: it doesn't file crime reports.

Mayor O'Malley of Baltimore, now running for the Democratic nomination for governor of Maryland, has been caught up in a similar effort to cook the books on crime by having police declare crime reports "unfounded." David Wissing at the Hedgehog Report gives us the details. Soccer Dad gives more details. See also this article from the Post a week and a half ago.