Holy Macadamia Nut Batman.
In todays news is article about Americas' safest cities. I apologize about any grammatical errors or spelling errors in this blog, but I can't stop laughing. Anyone who has ever done any type of statistical analysis can tell you that it is really easy to warp numbers. Twisting the numbers that come with results can let anyone prove anything is not properly checked and analyzed. So take a look at this disinformation:
These statistics are according to the FBI. Of cities over 500,000 residents, NY City is the safest city in America. LA and Las Vegas are also on the list. Laugh, laugh, choke, choke. I guess when you have so many residents the odds per person get better. Now read the fine print of the survey. NY cities overall crime dropped 4% from 2007, most of which came from a 9% drop in assaults. Wait. There is more. A 5.4 % increase in murder, 1.7% increase in rape, 1.8% in robbery. So you wont get assaulted but you could get killed, raped, or robbed.
I would like to see all of the numbers from LA and Las Vegas as well. Something tells me that the jouranlist who interpreted the numbers may need a statistics course.
I love how things get reported.