Councilman wants to add rate of solved cases to NYPD stats

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THE BRONX -

Statistics show the Bronx is at the top when it comes to crime percentage, but a New York Times article says crimes aren't solved as quickly as in other boroughs. 

The NYPD provides statistics known as CompStat, which breaks down the number of crimes reported.  

Bronx Councilman Ritchie Torres wants to see those statistics include the rate at which those crimes are being solved.

Torres believes adding what is known as a clearance rate to CompStat will encourage officers to tackle more unsolved cases while showing the need of additional staffing in the borough.

He says in Upper and Lower Manhattan there is one detective for every two violent crimes.  Meanwhile, in the Bronx there is one detective for every four violent crimes.  

Torres believes shinning a light to those statistics will help in the long run.

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