Are you surprised? Well you shouldn't be, Chief Monroe always reports that crime is down. Even when they are forced to report a certain crime has increased they have a handy bag of excuses and add the "over all" crime is down.
But City News Watch takes issue with CMPD's claim of victory over the issue of prostitution along The Plaza corridor.
What City News Watch discovered is that CMPD's own numbers don't true up. On one hand the numbers don't support the claim that there was a big problem with hookers in the area of 36th and The Plaza. While citizens report calling 911daily to report prostitutes wandering the street, the calls for service report doesn't match up. In fact the reports show there were only a few calls regarding prostitutes. So if there were no reports aka calls for service, then why the major effort to "crack down" an non-existent problem of hookers working the area.
CMPD Command Staff seem to be as my grandmother used to say "talking out of both sides of their mouths".
City News Watch has all the numbers here.