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Resource ID: #21646
Subject: Police
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Date: Nov. 28, Dec. 2, 2004

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In 2003 the St. Louis police department released records that showed that the crime rate had gone down in the city. Police chief Joe Mokwa took credit for this but eventually realized that the figures were wrong. They updated their records later and hoped no one would notice. Although the police department released data saying that the crime rate had dropped by 18 percent, this reporter being a crime beat reported quicly caught up with what was going wrong.

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