Puerto Rico: disagreement over accuracy of crime reporting by officials

Posted on August 23, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Police/Military Activity, Politics, Puerto Rico

During the last few months has broken out between the Puerto Rico Police and the Forensic Science Institute of the true number of murders that have occurred in Puerto Rico during the year that has passed. The police provide a figure and the Institute of Forensic Sciences provides another figure significantly exceeds that provides the first agency, each based on its own statistics. Throughout the dilemma Police defend their statistics claiming they do not count as murder cases in which a person is injured and dies for some other complication in the hospital, dying of heart attacks due to emotional shock that happens to witness a crime, among others. Is it right for the police to determine cause of death? Read Article

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