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Violent Crime is Up – But What Does That Actually Mean?

We live in an increasingly statistics-driven society, and sometimes it seems that nothing is viewed as meaningful unless it can be measured.  Law enforcement and the courts are not immune from this.  Over the past couple of decades, law enforcement has become incredibly statistics-driven.  This is no surprise, given our unquenchable thirst for metrics, and it’s not necessarily a bad thing.  But the statistics as to the rise in murders and gun crimes in Alachua County over the past few years are going to shock you.“Violent Crime is Up – But What Does That Actually Mean?”Continue reading

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