Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Debunked: The Palm Beach Post's Kevin D. Thompson article about crime in 'Lake Worth'

Below is the map from Neighborhood Scout that Post reporter Kevin Thompson uses as proof of how much 'crime' there is in the City of Lake Worth. See the blog post following for more information on this story:
The 'City' of Lake Worth is that tiny area shaded light blue on the right, in the center of image.
As suspected, the 'data' about crime in Lake Worth includes mostly areas in suburban Lake Worth. The zip codes used are 33460, 33461, 33462, 33463, and 33467. The City of Lake Worth has two zip codes: 33460 and a small part of 33461.

Here from the City of Lake Worth are the actual boundaries of the City.

Check back tomorrow for more on this flawed story The Palm Beach Post is planning on publishing this week.