Chicago Cooking Crime Stats?

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In a bold new accusation, it appears as though the leading Chicago cop may be falsifying information necessary to compile accurate crime statistics in the city.  Apparently, as Chicago politicians have been boasting significantly reduced crime, the information put forth may not be true.

Earlier this month, Mr. Conservative reported about decreased gun related crime in the city of Chicago and the coincidence that the changes were noted shortly after the passing of a concealed carry law.  Of course, as much as we gun-loving Americans love being proven right, the facts may have been a bit exaggerated.

Read more: Chicago Gun Crimes Plummet After Illinois Enacts Conceal-Carry Law

Starting at the beginning of this year, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Gary McCarthy were proudly boasting of the successful effort put forward by local law enforcement that resulted in a drastic change in crime rates.  According to a report put out by Chicago Magazine, however, they may just be “cooking the books.”

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According to the magazine, Chicago’s top-cop has been willingly manipulating data in order to make it appear as if crime in the area is on the downfall.  This however was proven to be untrue as just last weekend, 36 residents were shot in just as many hours – four of which died, including a 7 and 12 year old child.

It appears as though many thugs, and gang bangers are coming out of hibernation of the winter and resuming their usual roles.  Speculative to say, many suggest that the resulting dip in crime – along with the aided manipulation of the city’s top officials – was merely the result of luck, circumstance and an unexpected lull in crime.

(See also: Legal Guns Back In Chicago, Man Able To Defend Himself)

One thing can be said for certain, if this pace keeps up, Chicago’s coroner’s office will surely have a busy summer.

What do you guys think – what would prompt city officials to lie like this? What could they possibly gain? Let us know your thoughts on the matter by leaving a comment below.

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