The American Statistical Association recently published an article in their member magazine AMSTATNEWS based on Dr. Janet L. Lauritsen’s 2022 presidential address to the American Society of Criminology. It details Lauritsen’s assessment that the US lacks sufficient data for many types of crime and that the lack of data poses significant problems for determining whether government resources are adequate for responding to these crimes and whether efforts to prevent or reduce their occurrence are effective.
Read the Article.