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View Poll Results: What's causing the drop in crime?
Monroe's new patrolling efforts 11 52.38%
CMPD "cookin the books" 7 33.33%
Other 3 14.29%
Voters: 21. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-07-2009, 01:48 PM
 
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Here's the article: Cause of big dip in crime debated | CharlotteObserver.com (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/597/story/522277.html - broken link)

Personally, I think its the extra patrolling. To me this is simple. Daryl Stephens seemed to be really soft on crime. There was a great article I posted previously about how CMPD went into a West Charlotte project where historically young people (mostly thugs) were known to come in there every New Years eve to fire guns off, get into fights, party and cruise all night causing trouble. Well this year Monroe had a large contingent of officers in there and the neighbors where so happy. I think for too long criminals in this city thought they could get away with anything, and hopefully that's changing.
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Old 02-07-2009, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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who cares? Crime is dropping...and, that is a GOOD thing!!
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Old 02-07-2009, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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who cares? Crime is dropping...and, that is a GOOD thing!!
Anytime there is a drop or increase in a statistic it is good to know the cause for two reasons:

1. Is it truly changing or is the mesaurement itself changing?
2. How is it replicated or stopped?
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Old 02-07-2009, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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Anytime there is a drop or increase in a statistic it is good to know the cause for two reasons:

1. Is it truly changing or is the mesaurement itself changing?
2. How is it replicated or stopped?
Agreed. You want to know the methodology and to at least keep doing what is working.
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Old 02-07-2009, 05:22 PM
 
Location: CLT native
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It's been cold outside.
Too cold to hang out and rob!
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Old 02-07-2009, 05:27 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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I think Chief Monroe has the right idea. I have heard crimes rated as bad and not so bad. I like his idea of going for the little crimes. It makes sense to me that to treat each crime as important enough to deal with will end up getting a person off the street before the bigger crimes are allowed to happen. I like the idea of zero tolerance for crime. Keep it up Chief Monroe.

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Old 02-07-2009, 05:37 PM
 
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I don't care, but the CMPD is the best police force I've ever seen, hands down.
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:15 PM
 
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Agreed. You want to know the methodology and to at least keep doing what is working.
Yep. It could be there are extra patrols deter criminals, or it could be that they are simply catching less people or less people are reporting crime. It could be that criminals are moving to different, but adjacent, areas. Any one of a number of things could be affecting the crime rate.
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:48 PM
 
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Climate.
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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It's been cold outside.
Too cold to hang out and rob!
Yup. That's it in a nutshell. When the weather gets nicer crime will rise.
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