Mary Jo Meade 
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Re: “Bach and pot sales, road closure proposal, and the gun debate

Hi Stacy in Woodland Park…

According to your NPR source: "Overall, the city's murder rate has dropped dramatically in the FIRST THREE MONTHS of this year, to a level not seen since 1959." This information is correct, backed up by many media reports.

However, letter-writer Ron Coleman referred to FEBRUARY, the month after the presidential inaugural, when he wrote, "The next month the murder rate dropped to a 1958 low."

According to the sources below, February's 14 murders actually represented the lowest monthly total since January 1957, when there were 12. We therefore changed the year in Ron's letter to 1957...

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/…

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=n…

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkbl…

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2013/…

Thanks for taking the time to read the Indy and send us your thoughts.

— Mary Jo Meade (a fact-checker at the Indy)

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Posted by Mary Jo Meade on 06/17/2013 at 9:54 AM

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