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by Peter Moskos

March 18, 2016

Compstat 1.0 and a half

Kudos to the NYPD for moving up Compstat publication by about 10 days. Now, on March 18 (who knows, maybe it was even there yesterday), I can learn crime data up to March 13! That's like, just last week! In the past, because Kelly didn't release data on principle, you could see on Monday what was going on two weeks ago. Things are getting better under Bratton. Now, if only they would archive the data (even just the PDFs). But hopefully Compstat 2.0 will be as good as Baltimore Open Data. Or maybe, gasp, even better! A man can dream...

But while we're still in 1.0, can anybody tell me what the hell "32" means to the right of "Transit." There have been 452 this year, an increase of 16 percent compared to last. But 452 units of friggin' what?! It doesn't say.

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