February 14, 2012
 
Media Request on Discouraging Victims to Report    
 
National Center for Victims of Crime
                              
Dear all,
 
We are working with a  reporter on a story about police departments that
are in some cases, refusing to take a report, discouraging victims from
making a report, or swearing warrants for charges that are less than
could be supported by the facts, in an effort to skew the jurisdictions
crime statistics downward.  Do you have any clients who have had this
experience in the last two years?
 
If so, please contact me via email at
 
Ilse Knecht
Deputy Director, Public Policy
National Center for Victims of Crime
Cell phone: 646-620-5270
202-467-8700

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