Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dr. Myrstol interviewed by Anchorage Daily News about understanding crime rates

Dr. Brad Myrstol, Justice faculty and Director of the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center, was interviewed by the Anchorage Daily News for the article, "Police: Anchorage crime down over last three decades," by Casey Grove published October 17, 2012.

The article discusses the FBI's Uniform Crime Rate data for Anchorage and includes an interview with Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew.  Dr. Myrstol outlines some of the difficulties in collecting and interpreting crime statistics, and the impact news coverage can have on the community's perception of the level of crime.