“No one can get a straight answer on how many cops are patrolling the streets,” Vallone said.Just FYI, I don't like Vallone. He's my councilman and I didn't vote for him. But he's got a good point.
In other cases, he added: “They just don’t want to provide the statistics. I don’t understand why, because when they do, it always shows the N.Y.P.D. is doing what they are supposed to do.”
The article by Ray Rivera and Al Baker in the Times is "Data Elusive on Low-Level Crime in New York City."