Regarding the Fact Check on quicker cops:

“It’s one of the puzzles of the recession: crime is down despite the high local unemployment rate and despite cutbacks of non-uniform employees in the police department.”

I wonder, the comment I find puzzling is “crime is down.” Crime rate statistics are based on reported crimes, not on crime. If there is no one to report crimes to, then they did not happen?

It stands to reason, if you cut your police force, fewer crimes will be reported.

Perhaps it would be more accurate to say fewer crimes are being reported.

— LARRY BREYER, Sorrento Valley

Summer Polacek

Summer Polacek was formerly the Development Manager at Voice of San Diego.

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