Statistics fraud, federal grants and border security…

In yet another demonstration of the misuse of governmental statistics, which are usually the byproduct of other, equally superfluous, governmental activity:

“The federal crime reporting system relies on local law enforcement to accurately report the crimes taking place in their communities. But as we see…the federal crime statistics system is being manipulated…”

 

“…city police and constables, state agencies, county sheriffs — apply for the grants through the Department of Justice’s COPS (for Community Oriented Policing Services) program and use them to hire more personnel, purchase vehicles and equipment, and enhance their crime-fighting capabilities.”

“…federal grant money creates an incentive for local law enforcement to falsify their crime statistics. The fake stats tell a story that ends up benefiting the local agencies that clamor for the grants, while helping Washington sell its story that the border is safer than it really is.”

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