Thursday, November 16, 2006

Keeping Things In Perspective

From my previous post:

Between September 30th and November 13th, eleven commercial robbery incidents have taken place that appears [sic] to be related.

Now, using the same website as a source, we find that during that same time period, there were also 214 street robberies and 306 residential break-ins reported in the City of Boston.

Apparently, those incidents aren't "related" enough to warrant the issuance of an "advisory" or "notification" of any kind.

Or, as our mayor has so eloquently stated in the past:

It's a safe city, but I think we have an issue today that must be addressed.

So, you needn't be alarmed, folks. None of those robberies took place on the street in front of the Mayor's house. And, to the best of my knowledge, his house was not, in fact, one the 300 or so broken into over the last month and a half.

You can rest easy now.

Now, if the we could just get the city to pay for a 24-hour, private security detail to protect the rest of us as we go about our business in the city, we could put this "issue" to bed, once and for all.

On a related note, don't forget...only 38 more shopping days 'til Christmas.

Sorry for the lack of working links in the PDF document there. I assume most of you are intelligent enough to successfully use the archives to find the information therein, if you're so inclined.

Obligatory disclaimer from

Note: the information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.