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Interesting. Official NYPD police association strongly implying that NY’s crime statistics are faked.
Taken with the LA Times story on LAHSA’s faked homeless stats, indicates that official sources may need more corroboration.
A third example of this is the flagrant fakery around cash vs accrual accounting — far from a technicality, despite the headline. theatlantic.com/politics/archi…
What happens when the official truth is false?
More and more frequently, I point people to @paulvigna and @mikejcasey’s book for an accessible explanation of how blockchains allow us to establish certain kinds of truths even in adversarial environments.
To independently validate crime statistics, you might set up a distributed NCVS.

Whole thing doesn’t have to be on chain, but you could timestamp digests of the database to resist tampering.
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