Sunday, August 16, 2015

Looking for a school in West Palm Beach? Have you considered the Palm Beach County Jail?

As part of my continued effort to demonstrate the absurdity of The Palm Beach Post using NeighborhoodScout (NHS) to report on crime in Lake Worth decided to do some poking around the NHS website about the city of West Palm Beach, where the paper is headquartered. When you look for schools in West Palm Beach look at two that are listed:
Two 'schools' in West Palm Beach.
Did you know that, according to NHS, West Palm Beach is one of the most dangerous cities in the United States? According to NHS it is:
According to NHS 94% of cities in the United States are safer than West Palm Beach.
The city of Riviera Beach is twice as safe as West Palm Beach according to NHS

Instead of NHS being cited as an expert source for local news and information the public should instead be cautioned about dubious websites whose data collection methods are unknown. That's the real news story.