Amid criticism, Tampa police quietly restores public neighborhood crime data

TPD had cited Marsy's Law in its change to grid level reporting, but advocates of the law itself said it was being misinterpreted.

By Justin Garcia

The Tampa Police Department (TPD) restored its block level crime reporting yesterday, after it switched to a less accurate type of grid level crime reporting last week. The grid reporting didn't specifically show where the crime or police call for service actually occurred, but instead pinned the call or crime in an area encompassing several city blocks...

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