Downgrading the Offense

Number 15007
Subject Police
Source Philadelphia Inquirer
State
Year 1998
Publication Date 1998
Summary Philadelphia police have been systematically "downgrading" crimes for years, booking them as lesser offenses that don't appear in the FBI's national listing of crime rates. Victims have been denied claims for compensation under a state program to help crime victims.
Category IRE Contest Entry
Pages 46
Keywords Crime rates; Philadelphia, FBI; crime victims
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