EDITORIAL: Big questions emerge from crime data
Author: The Boulder Daily Camera Editorial Board - July 19, 2017 - Updated: July 19, 2017
When local media report on the law enforcement activities in their communities, the underlying question, even if it is unstated, is whether those communities are safe.
By shining a light on the work of police, sheriff’s deputies and state patrol troopers, local publications like this one offer a glimpse into activities that perpetrators wish would go unreported — making it easier for them to find their next victims, whether it’s a crime against a person or involving property.
This past week, another component to help give insight on community safety was released to the public: the Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s “2016 Crime in Colorado.”