Now there’s a defense

Terry Simonson, on the local crime rate, in Urban Tulsa Weekly:

[A]t the end of the day, when you take out the drug killings, gang killings, alcohol-related killings and home invasion killings, for a city of almost 400,000 people, our homicide rate is one of the lowest in the nation.

Marion Barry called, and he wants his assessment back:

Outside of the killings, DC has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.

(Via Michael Bates’ Facebook page.)







3 comments

  1. Michael Bates »

    27 October 2013 · 1:01 am

    Ha! Great find! Thanks, Charles.

  2. Mark Alger »

    27 October 2013 · 7:44 am

    Tulsa: yebbut… What happens when you control for all those things across the board? (Not just for Tulsa?) Where do they stand then?

    M

  3. CGHill »

    27 October 2013 · 11:49 am

    Yeah, considering that “drug killings, gang killings, alcohol-related killings and home invasion killings” never happen anywhere else but Tulsa.

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