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Ithaca Crime Rate

Posted by scoop85 
Ithaca Crime Rate
Posted by: scoop85 (---.nyc.biz.rr.com)
Date: August 30, 2022 10:34AM

Friends who live in Ithaca are reporting an increase in violent crime in the city. I wasn't sure if that was just hyperbole, but this data seems to bear that out, as Ithaca is deemed safer (by this criteria) than only 5% of U.S. cities. But as per an Ithaca Times story from last year, the statistics don't appear so dire.

I'm curious what other folks in the area are seeing as to any recent increases in serious crime.
 
Re: Ithaca Crime Rate
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net)
Date: August 30, 2022 09:45PM

Possibly Ithaca reports more crimes than the average city? If you get mugged and don't believe anyone will be punished, or it was a stash of fentanyl you lost, are you reporting it?
 
Re: Ithaca Crime Rate
Posted by: David Harding (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: August 31, 2022 12:23AM

scoop85
Friends who live in Ithaca are reporting an increase in violent crime in the city. I wasn't sure if that was just hyperbole, but this data seems to bear that out, as Ithaca is deemed safer (by this criteria) than only 5% of U.S. cities. But as per an Ithaca Times story from last year, the statistics don't appear so dire.

I'm curious what other folks in the area are seeing as to any recent increases in serious crime.
It would be interesting how they are calculating that 5% number. Just below the report "My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime " as 1 in 284 in Ithaca compared to 1 in 287 in New York State. That looks like a dead heat to me.
 
Re: Ithaca Crime Rate
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net)
Date: August 31, 2022 08:49AM

David Harding
scoop85
Friends who live in Ithaca are reporting an increase in violent crime in the city. I wasn't sure if that was just hyperbole, but this data seems to bear that out, as Ithaca is deemed safer (by this criteria) than only 5% of U.S. cities. But as per an Ithaca Times story from last year, the statistics don't appear so dire.

I'm curious what other folks in the area are seeing as to any recent increases in serious crime.
It would be interesting how they are calculating that 5% number. Just below the report "My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime " as 1 in 284 in Ithaca compared to 1 in 287 in New York State. That looks like a dead heat to me.
From these nuances that "raise possibly troubling questions," as the NYT might report the story, come careers for statisticians, healthcare advocates and people looking for socioeconomic causality.
 
Re: Ithaca Crime Rate
Posted by: toddlose (76.117.252.---)
Date: August 31, 2022 11:31AM

Pretty bad when Ithaca comes in worse than New Haven (5% vs 6%).
 
Re: Ithaca Crime Rate
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net)
Date: August 31, 2022 02:06PM

toddlose
Pretty bad when Ithaca comes in worse than New Haven (5% vs 6%).
A 2% crime rate reported 3X more efficiently than New Haven's 5% gives Ithaca a higher rate. Could that be part of the answer?

Ithaca is America's best-educated city based on PhDs percentage, so they should be richer and rich people don't commit much crime except in and around Wall Street. I skimmed for some income stats and got different numbers for what should be clear-cut data. Some show New Haven has higher HHI, some say Ithaca, and there's confusion also on who has more people below the poverty line. I gave up because it got boring. It's possible Ithaca has a higher percentage of lower income people because grad students' grants don't count as income? Or could it be Ithaca has better services for the poor who flock where the assistance is? (From my newspaper days in Springfield Mass. I recall a story we ran in Miami area welfare offices comparing assistance levels in Miamia vs. Springfield-Holyoke; I can't recall if they offered bus tickets.) Maybe Florida and Texas will bus its poor people to Ithaca as well as NYC?
 

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