We’ve noticed a Sacramento “ABC 10” news vehicle parked on Broad Street in Nevada City this week and learned — by asking the reporters — that the ABC news affiliate is exploring reports of the city’s crime rate based on an FBI report. It stems from this, which also has received attention on this blog and in the local media.
Small cities claim an oddity in the rankings. The FBI itself warns the news media against using the data for articles comparing the city’s crime rates. “One city may report more crime than a comparable one, not because there is more crime, but rather because its law enforcement agency, through proactive efforts, identifies more offenses,” the FBI report states.
I checked with Nevada City Hall, which said it was aware of the Sacramento TV stations interest in the subject and had been meeting with them.
The news report is expected out around July 10. It will be interesting to see how it turns out.