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Detroit Prosecutor Skeptical of FBI Stats Showing Drop in Crime

Wayne County Prosecutor Kim Worthy

Wayne County Prosecutor Kim Worthy

There may be a dearth of employment, department stores and movie theaters in Detroit, but there’s certainly no shortage of crime. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, whose office is in downtown Detroit,  is skeptical of the FBI stats on crime. And probably for good reason. Some police departments have figured out ways to downgrade crimes and play with the numbers.

By Paul Egan and Doug Guthrie
The Detroit News
DETROIT — FBI statistics released Monday that show crime fell last year in communities across the nation were met with skepticism in Detroit.

The numbers “just don’t make sense,” said Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy. And the way the FBI collects and reports the data — not just in Detroit but across the country — needs to change, Worthy said.

“I don’t think people are telling the truth, and it’s not just here,” she said. “Crime can’t be going down when all of us are struggling to catch up. The public knows those numbers aren’t true. Ask anybody in the neighborhoods, in Detroit.”

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