Just released FBI crime data incomplete

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The FBI released its national crime data for 2021 this week, but it lacks data from nearly 40% of police departments nationwide, including massive forces in cities such as New York and Los Angelesd.

“I don’t think you could get national numbers, at least not useful national numbers, from this data,” Jacob Kaplan, criminologist at Princeton University, told the Marshall Project earlier this year. “It’s going to be really hard for policymakers to look at what crime looks like in their own community and compare it to similar communities.”

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