Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Dr. Blumenstein interviewed by KTUU Channel 2 News about crime rates in Anchorage

Dr. Lindsey Blumenstein, Justice faculty, was interviewed by KTUU Channel 2 News, about the recent FBI Uniform Crime Rates (UCR) report and a report from the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) about Anchorage dropping in "quality of life" rankings among other U.S. cities due to crime.

Dr. Blumenstein commented that UCR data alone give an incomplete picture. She notes that it is very difficult to compare cities using the UCR data and that the FBI website cautions against using this data alone to make comparisons of the levels of crime in a given area.

See the full story here:
"REPORT: Anchorage quality of life declines as crime rates rise" by Dan Carpenter. KTUU Channel 2 News, 27 Jan 2016.