USA Today article wrong about Monroe

photoBy Ray Kisonas
Monroe News

As of Monday, February 9, 2015, 08:17 p.m. Screenshot of USAToday.com article published Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 – Cities where crime is soaring At first glance the words in USAToday were shocking: The city with the highest violent crime rate over a four-year period was Monroe.

There is only one problem: The story was inaccurate.

The story that appeared on the USAToday website said Monroe, Michigan, saw violent crime grow by nearly 160 percent — from 222.1 cases per 100,000 people in 2009 to 575.5 in 2013. However, the 575.5 number was the rate for Monroe, Louisiana, not Monroe, Mich.

“It’s wrong,” said Douglas A. McIntyre, editor-in-chief and CEO of 24/7 Wall St., the organization that produced the piece. “We’re extremely embarrassed. We can’t apologize enough.” Screenshot of USAToday.com article published Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 – Cities where crime is soaring.

Read more at: http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/feb/09/usa-today-article-wrong-about-monroe/

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