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  •  The difference in arrests per stops between (4+ / 0-)

    robbery and assault is very interesting.  You make a valid statement regarding the possible different rates for different crimes but follow it up by saying this suggests room for ample improvement.  Ample improvement in what?  Is this where data breaks down in explaining why this is the case?  Is there a statistical reason or is there some non quantifiable reason?  

    I'm also curious, and I may have missed it, but is data gathered for stops for multiple persons?  Is it counted as one stop for multiple persons or is it individual stops per person?

    Thanks for breaking this down.


    Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

    by thestructureguy on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 09:13:52 PM PDT

    •  The differential is an area for further study... (2+ / 0-)
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      thestructureguy, LilithGardener

      ... requiring qualitative data that would need to be gathered in order to understand the quantitative data.

      Regarding stop reports, each individual stopped gets a separate report, even though they may have been stopped as a group.

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