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Old 06-27-2012, 08:03 AM
 
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Title says it all - why are there no crime stats for town/city profiles on Long Island?
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:39 PM
 
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doesn't seem to be any for the boroughs either.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:30 PM
 
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Ahem.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Hempstead-New-York.html
http://www.city-data.com/city/Glen-Cove-New-York.html
http://www.city-data.com/city/Long-Beach-New-York.html

I think there might be a couple more as well.

Scroll about 1/4 of the way down the page.

As for all the other areas, I think it might have to do with the size (they might not be large enough for city-data to bother loking at the crime record). Also, Glen Cove & Long Beach are officially cities, so maybe that has something to do with it (I don't know what the story with Hempstead is. Maybe it's just because it has a large population. )

Or maybe they saw all the threads about Hempstead and picked it for that reason.
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:22 PM
 
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Ahem.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Hempstead-New-York.html
http://www.city-data.com/city/Glen-Cove-New-York.html
http://www.city-data.com/city/Long-Beach-New-York.html

I think there might be a couple more as well.

Scroll about 1/4 of the way down the page.

As for all the other areas, I think it might have to do with the size (they might not be large enough for city-data to bother loking at the crime record). Also, Glen Cove & Long Beach are officially cities, so maybe that has something to do with it (I don't know what the story with Hempstead is. Maybe it's just because it has a large population. )

Or maybe they saw all the threads about Hempstead and picked it for that reason.
Do the cities you list maintain their own police departments - or are they protected by the NCPD?
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:45 PM
 
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Or maybe they saw all the threads about Hempstead and picked it for that reason.
I meant to put a after this. Oh, well...

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Do the cities you list maintain their own police departments - or are they protected by the NCPD?
Glen Cove and Long Beach are cities, so they do have one (there's probably a requirement for cities, but don't quote me on that). See the links.

It looks like Hempstead has its own police department as well. I don't think they use the NCPD.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:11 PM
 
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I meant to put a after this. Oh, well...



Glen Cove and Long Beach are cities, so they do have one (there's probably a requirement for cities, but don't quote me on that). See the links.

It looks like Hempstead has its own police department as well. I don't think they use the NCPD.
yes, hempstead does. so do freeport and rockville centre, which also have crime stats on city-data.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:59 PM
 
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Well then - going out on a limb here - I'd say I smell a union hard at work and that's why the stats are squashed.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:54 AM
 
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any crime stats needed can be easily accessed on the NCPD website. Nothing's being squashed...
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:15 AM
 
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any crime stats needed can be easily accessed on the NCPD website. Nothing's being squashed...
Still not reported in the same fashioned as thousands of other municipalities around the country which allow CD to query the data - allow CD users to spot trends over a long period (up to a decade in many instances) - and allow CD users to compare stats of a given area to the national average.

I'll hold by my original claim that the reason is probably due to a union looking to make it as inconvenient as possible to access the data.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:09 AM
 
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Still not reported in the same fashioned as thousands of other municipalities around the country which allow CD to query the data - allow CD users to spot trends over a long period (up to a decade in many instances) - and allow CD users to compare stats of a given area to the national average.

I'll hold by my original claim that the reason is probably due to a union looking to make it as inconvenient as possible to access the data.
Tin foil hat aside, crime statistics come from the FBI. They have specific requirements about how jurisdictions report crimes to them and how they report them to the public. FBI policies don't necessarily coincide with the patchwork of local jurisdictions on Long Island.
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