Perhaps I haven’t read the blog correctly, and I know I don’t have any inside knowledge of the statistical makeup behind the two entries, but these two bloglines, one right after the other, don’t show the same picture.
I agree with residents defending their town against criminals, but the causes and effects should be shown to have a relationship to each other.
(the reports share a URL)
The obvious question is: If crime is down from before the curfew was instituted, why is a curfew needed now? I’m not questioning the citizens of Youngstown who must live with local conditions, it’s just that the two reports don’t jibe.
I’ve begun collecting information about daytime curfews (so many topics, so little time), and so far have two reports to wade through:
- Juvenile Court Statistics 2003â€“2004
- Evaluation of the Youth Curfew in Prince George’s County, Maryland (2003)
If anyone is familiar with reports about daytime curfews and how effective/ineffective they are, how the curfews relate to crime statistics in general, and whether or not the daytime restrictions change when school lets out, I’d be happy to see references or URLs to the information.
posted by Valerie