How to lie with statistics: D.C. police claims 94% closure rate

How does Washington DC calculate a 94% closure rate? By comparing homicides closed this year (regardless of whether they occurred this year) with the number of homicides that occurred this year. For this trick, Cathy L. Lanier receives our Darrell Huff Apples & Oranges Award.

The trick to D.C. police force’s 94% closure rate for 2011 homicides РThe Washington Post.

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