Crime Figures Don’t Match
The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) said there were two main reasons why the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office’s crime numbers didn’t match the numbers reported by the state in 2009.
One reason was the Sheriff’s Office switched to a new computer program during 2009 to compile its crime data, said SBI Agent Tim Parker.
The SBI missed one month’s worth of data when the switch occurred.
“At the time of the (final crime statistic) report, we hadn’t had the time to fix that month,” said Parker.
The data was added later.
Another reason for the discrepancy, Parker s...