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JAMA. 2019 Nov 8. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.17379. [Epub ahead of print]

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People Confess Which Statistics Changed Their Perspective – Comic Sands

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People Confess Which Statistics Changed Their Perspective - Comic Sands nevin manimala

“We were having problems…”

<p>We were having problems with our water heater and called someone to come take a look at it. My husband happened to take the dog for a walk just as the guy arrived. For some reason he decided he was going to need to cut a giant hole in our wall behind it. I didn’t know any better so I started helping his move stuff out of the way. Just as he’s getting his saw ready, husband walks in the door. Suddenly his entire story changes and actually all he needs to do is replace a small part. His attitude was completely different and magically he did not need to ruin our drywall. I was pretty frustrated.</p><p><a href=”https://www.georgetakei.com/r/entryeditor/We%20were%20having%20problems%20with%20our%20water%20heater%20and%20called%20someone%20to%20come%20take%20a%20look%20at%20it.%20My%20husband%20happened%20to%20take%20the%20dog%20for%20a%20walk%20just%20as%20the%20guy%20arrived.%20For%20some%20reason%20he%20decided%20he%20was%20going%20to%20need%20to%20cut%20a%20giant%20hole%20in%20our%20wall%20behind%20it.%20I%20didn’t%20know%20any%20better%20so%20I%20started%20helping%20his%20move%20stuff%20out%20of%20the%20way.%20Just%20as%20he’s%20getting%20his%20saw%20ready,%20husband%20walks%20in%20the%20door.%20Suddenly%20his%20entire%20story%20changes%20and%20actually%20all%20he%20needs%20to%20do%20is%20replace%20a%20small%20part.%20His%20attitude%20was%20completely%20different%20and%20magically%20he%20did%20not%20need%20to%20ruin%20our%20drywall.%20I%20was%20pretty%20frustrated.” target=”_blank”>albertagenuinedraft</a></p>

“I went to a dealership…”

GiphyI went to a dealership to purchase a car after mine was totaled in an accident. My father in law drove me because my husband was at work. This guy kept ignoring me and talking to my father in law. Even after every question was answered, “I don’t know what kind she wants, ask her.” and “I have no idea what her budget is.” I walked off and he was still talking to my father in law, showing him a car. I walked up to another salesman and told him that guy apparently didn’t want to sell women cars and asked if he did. He was glad to help me and kept smirking at sexist guy while filling out the paperwork. I think there was some rivalry there because my sales guy was very accommodating and even threw in four brand new tires.wylderpixie

“When we were buying a house…”

<p>When we were buying a house we told the lawyer to contact me. He kept contacting my husband instead and not even cc’ing me on emails. The problem was that my husband was working nights and sleeping during the day, so he wouldn’t return calls or check his emails until the business day was already over. It was so frustrating! We actually had a deal fall through because the seller’s broker did something shady and our lawyer’s response came too late and was incompetent. When we bought our home, we used a different lawyer.</p><p><a href=”https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/cqnguk/women_of_reddit_what_is_your_trying_to_buy_a/ewxmw8e?utm_source=share&amp;utm_medium=web2x” target=”_blank”>dogsordiamonds</a></p>

“During my…”

<p>During my horse riding days one guy wouldn’t sell me a stallion because I was a woman and I couldn’t handle him. The stallion needed a “strong man like him.”</p><p><a href=”https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/cqnguk/women_of_reddit_what_is_your_trying_to_buy_a/ewxmaif?utm_source=share&amp;utm_medium=web2x” target=”_blank”>pumpkincheetos</a></p>

“Not me…”

GiphyNot me but my wife’s aunt who is an engineer at one of the biggest car manufacturers working on engines.She went to get her oil changed and the guy behind the counter kept trying to up sell her on the more expensive oil and telling her why she was wrong when she kept insisting on the OEM oil specified in the manual. She eventually had to tell the guy that she helped design the engine to get him to use the oil she wanted.huntergreenhoodie

“I wanted…”

<p>I wanted to buy a car that was present on the lot and not already in process with someone else (the kind of car where every dealership has 15+ of that car because it’s kind of their flagship) and while I was allowed to test drive it, it became clear to me that I was NOT going to be allowed to buy it.</p><p>They told me they could sell me one, but it wasn’t heeeere yet. I was like can you sell me that one, pointing to one on the lot that was exactly what I was looking for, and they were like ohhhhh no, not thaaat one, that one is not the sport version (I’m looking at it and I see the sport tag and visible sport-tier changes to the exterior). So I’m like ok you’re weird, that’s fine, I have another car to drive, let me know when “the good one” comes in.</p><p>I get a call, I go back to buy the car I asked for. The one that came in is the super luxury premium version. I say no. They’ve got another one, it’s got wheel locks and an upgraded sound system. But hey! It’s $500 off the $3000 difference in price! I’m a dumb woman, that must sound like a good deal to me, right??? I ask again if they’re willing to sell me any of the many cars that meet my criteria on the lot. They tell me that none of those cars exist.</p><p>I left and bought a car from another dealership in a different town. That guy said yes, we have a car like that, it’s this one, would you like me to put your name on it? Ok I’ll have it detailed, come test drive it this weekend to be sure and I’ll have the paperwork ready. Bought a car in one day, after spending 2 weeks trying to buy one somewhere else.</p><p><a href=”https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/cqnguk/women_of_reddit_what_is_your_trying_to_buy_a/ewy0wp6?utm_source=share&amp;utm_medium=web2x” target=”_blank”>84th_legislature</a></p>

“I had a guy…”

<p>I had a guy refuse to rent me an apartment because I’m a woman. I called to ask for details on the place, and he asked if it would be just me or if anyone else would be sharing the apartment. When I said no, it’s just me, he told me a “single lady shouldn’t be living alone”, and he would not rent to me. When I tried to insist on seeing the apartment he yelled over me “GOD BLESS” and hung up. This was 2012.</p><p><a href=”https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/cqnguk/women_of_reddit_what_is_your_trying_to_buy_a/ewy2qb8?utm_source=share&amp;utm_medium=web2x” target=”_blank”>ElectricDanceyPants</a></p>

“I was at an…”

GiphyI was at an airport duty free shop looking for a decent bottle of whiskey to get as a Christmas present for a friend. Shop employee came up and asked me what I was looking for, I told him I was deciding on a bottle of whiskey. He asked if it was for a man or woman and I responded, kind of puzzled, why does it matter? He told me it mattered a lot because women only like sweet drinks, and then in response to the totally baffled look on my face, asked me to explain why, if it wasn’t true, women like Coca Cola so much.I just…what? Women only liking sweet drinks is a common and irritating stereotype, but his reasoning…that women like Coca Cola, the most popular soda in the world…what?! Okay.ummmugh

“I lived alone…”

<p>I lived alone in a home I purchased myself. My husband and I were only just engaged and not yet living together as he had his own house and we were just doing our own things. I wanted to get new windows. A salesman stopped by and when he noticed the ring and asked if* I was engaged everything stopped.</p><p>He refused to continue the appointment unless my fiance was there to help make the decision. I kindly explained he doesn’t own the house, I do and that he doesn’t even live here (he lived an hour away at the time). The salesman would not do it. He would not sell me any kind of window unless my fiance was there, too.</p><p>Obviously lost my fucking mind over that, reported his poor behavior to his company and told them all to f*ck off. I got windows elsewhere.</p><p><a href=”https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/cqnguk/women_of_reddit_what_is_your_trying_to_buy_a/ewyhpy1?utm_source=share&amp;utm_medium=web2x” target=”_blank”>PrincessFig</a></p>

“I am the wife and I always buy the car.”

<p>I am the wife and I always buy the car. The last time my hubby was living in one town and I was living in another town (for temporary work reasons) and he went to the dealership to try used cars. When he made his choice he told the sales guy he was going to have to talk to the wife about the sale so I get on the phone with the guy and proceed to tell him what we will pay for the car (used, 4yo, 40K mi Prius). He did the “I gotta talk to my manager” routine 3 times trying to upsell me but I just kept telling him what I would pay for the car out the door. He even tried “adding” stylish racing lines and heated seats and I said aren’t those things already on the car? My hubby said they are aleady on the car why are they extra? After that, he just gave me the car for what I asked in the first place. We have done this routine for years as my hubby hates to haggle. I also am a retired Pharma sales rep….</p><p><a href=”https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/cqnguk/women_of_reddit_what_is_your_trying_to_buy_a/ewyaf3u?utm_source=share&amp;utm_medium=web2x” target=”_blank”>femsci-nerd</a></p>

“He proceeds to tell me…”

GiphyI was in a hardware store looking for some screws after one got messed up during an installation. I had the screw I needed in hand and was looking at the selection. A male employee comes up and asks me if I need help. I say “no, just looking for what I need.” He starts to ask questions about what I need, blah blah. I finally give in and show him the screw. He asks what it’s for. I tell him.He proceeds to tell me that I’m looking for the wrong thing and hands me a packet of screws that are ENTIRELY different from what I need. I just say “thanks” and walk away, waiting for him to leave the aisle. After he was gone, I went back and and traded the pack out.DancingChip

“I was at a hardware store…”

<p>I was at a hardware store with my husband. He had to go to the bathroom so I told him I would go check out and meet him after. The checkout guy was asking me if I knew what anything in my cart even was, and told me I was “too pretty” for manual labor. He then said women shouldn’t even need to work at all, since their husbands should be able to support them while they raise the kids. My husband is an A&amp;P (aircraft mechanic) for an airline, and I realized I was wearing one of his hoodies from the A&amp;P school he went to, so I told the checkout guy I was an A&amp;P and threw a few buzzwords at him. He then asked if I was a lesbian. I reported him.</p><p><a href=”https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/cqnguk/women_of_reddit_what_is_your_trying_to_buy_a/ewyk94r?utm_source=share&amp;utm_medium=web2x” target=”_blank”>blondegator</a></p>

“My favorite story…”

<p>My favorite story along these lines was the time my hubby and I went to Game Stop to buy me a tiny XBox 360 wireless controller for my tiny hands. The male clerk asked my husband what he needed. I said, “I need one of those small wireless 360 controllers.” He then asked my husband what games I liked to play. My husband said, “My wife can answer her own questions, thanks.”</p><p><a href=”https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/cqnguk/women_of_reddit_what_is_your_trying_to_buy_a/ewy0kyg?utm_source=share&amp;utm_medium=web2x” target=”_blank”>Damn_Dog_Inappropes</a></p>

“I wanted to trade in my car…”

GiphyI wanted to trade in my car for an SUV about a month after I got married, but before I changed my name. Found one I wanted, called my husband to come see what he thought. The salesman, an older guy who had previously been super nice to me, completely flipped the switch when my husband showed up. He started catering to him and acting pretty condescending towards me. When he found out we were newlyweds, he started asking if the upgrade was for babies or if it was a wedding present for the “little wifey.”Husband (who rocks btw) said “nope, this is 100% her car. She the breadwinner, I’m a stay-at-home dog dad” (not completely true, he runs his business from home, but I do make a lot more money than he does).Salesman laughs like it’s a joke and continues to talk options with husband, ignoring me.I asked the receptionist who the newest salesman on the floor was, and then asked him to show me a Platinum package, fully-loaded 4WD version of the SUV I wanted. Bought it on the spot with all the bells, whistles and warranties.I filled out all the paperwork while the old salesman was still trying get my husband to buy a completely different vehicle than the one I was looking at. He didn’t even realize what had happened until the store manager brought me my keys.I wish I had a picture of the look on his face.throwaway161633

“During wedding planning…”

<p>Car salesperson kept drifting the conversation over to my husband when I was buying a car.</p><p>Car insurance kept emailing my husband about our joint car insurance policy instead of both of us. When my husband took his car off that policy (he sold it without replacing it), he kept getting all the emails instead of me.</p><p>During wedding planning, I was addressed regarding all the details, and my husband was addressed regarding payments.</p><p>Oh, and waiters always hand my husband the bill and the card machine, even if it’s my card with MRS KHEANEY written on the card.</p><p><a href=”https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/cqnguk/women_of_reddit_what_is_your_trying_to_buy_a/ewxooow?utm_source=share&amp;utm_medium=web2x” target=”_blank”>MrsKHeaney</a></p>

“As a female gamer…”

<p>As a female gamer who majored in CompSci and sold electronics at Toys R Us during college, I don’t think a day went by where I wasn’t talked down to about technology by someone. But the absolute strangest one wasn’t as a buyer, but came from an older lady who was looking to buy Studio Ghibli movies.</p><p>I’m also a huge anime fan, so I was excited to recommend my favorites and ones she and her grandkids might like… but she just refused to talk to me, and kept asking if there was another employee who “knew about this kind of stuff.” She eventually caught eye of my long-haired, male coworker, and was like, “he looks like he would know!” and went off to ask him. He knew nothing about anime, but when he finally figured out what she was talking about, I saw his face light up. “Oh, you should ask ekyou over there, she knows all about that stuff!” And she stomped off without another word.</p><p><a href=”https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/cqnguk/women_of_reddit_what_is_your_trying_to_buy_a/ewy75rx?utm_source=share&amp;utm_medium=web2x” target=”_blank”>ekyou</a></p>

“My mum recently…”

GiphyMy mum recently went to purchase her first new car from a dealer and brought my dad along with her. They looked around, a dealer met them and mum said she was after this type of car. The dealer proceeded to show cars like that to dad, following him all around the car yard selling away, so mum left and went and bought one from a different dealer that wasn’t sexist and ignoring her.Mum was pretty fucked off because she’s never been in a position to buy a new car before this, and was super excited, but this dealer just wanted to cater to dad.Wahnine468

“I went to a dealership…”

<p>I went to a dealership to purchase a vehicle with my then husband. We were certain of the type of vehicle we wanted plus the payments we could afford. Salesman puts us in a completely different truck with payments $200 over our budget. He convinces my ex-husband that this was the BEST deal for him and that it was all he could get. I said that we needed to go home and talk about it, knowing it would be a case of buyers remorse. Salesman looks at my ex and says “You need to get your woman in check.” I never went back and proceeded to buy two vehicles from a dealership 4 hours away in the next month.</p><p><a href=”https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/cqnguk/women_of_reddit_what_is_your_trying_to_buy_a/ewydcgp?utm_source=share&amp;utm_medium=web2x” target=”_blank”>kelbelled</a></p>

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Numbers, Statistics and Lies: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Edition – Corn Nation

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We have officially reached the part of the Husker football season where it all seems to be imploding. There is a lot of blame to pass around and no shortage of reasons why this season has turned out below expectations (even the relatively lower expectations Husker fans had compared to national media).

So, today’s NSL is not about numbers at all. I included them, but you and I both know the color-coded pile doesn’t tell us anything about the Huskers right now. Nothing really worth knowing. By now, you’ve probably noticed the tone of the press and articles written about Husker football. It has taken a sharp turn in recent weeks, and understandably so.

Instead of adding to the cacophony, I am going to draw on what I know from my regular job. Without going into much detail, our project is working to build collaboration skills in young scientists. One very important part of that is team building, team management and leadership. One piece of that which seems relevant to Husker football is in the five dysfunctions of a team. This concept comes from a book written by Patrick Lencioni in 2002.

Those five dysfunctions identified by Lencioni are (in order of increasing importance):

  • Inattention to results
  • Avoidance of accountability
  • Lack of commitment
  • Fear of conflict
  • Absence of trust

They are often represented by a pyramid

Numbers, Statistics and Lies: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Edition - Corn Nation nevin manimala

As sports fans we often see this pyramid in exactly the opposite way. We observe results first. When our team fails to win, when we see players line up wrong or miss assignments, we start there. The reality is that results are the tip of the pyramid. If any of the layers below are crumbled or weak, the results will show it.

As fans we get a glimpse into the accountability layer from time to time. In press conferences, we hear sometimes hear about suspensions, benching, and about the captains and ‘players-only’ meetings. In some cases we see people fired. As fans, it appears that accountability is one of the key components of a team and the platform upon which performance is built.

But it is not the end-all either. It is built from below. Built from layers that we get very few glimpses into.

Fans recognize the importance of commitment (until we want someone fired). We want recruits to be “all-in”. We want out coaches to want to be here and not eyeing the next job that comes along. We buy the merchandise, buy tickets and we rabidly watch and cheer. We love to hear about how much harder strength and conditioning workouts are and which players are in the film room at 5 a.m. Everyone knows the importance of commitment.

But we still have two, even more foundational, layers to go until we can see what builds a team, or in this case, tear it down.

Fear of conflict is a dysfunction that I admittedly fall into. I don’t like confrontation. I don’t like arguments (my husband is staring at his computer in disbelief at that one). If the cracks in a team are wide enough that fans can see into the conflict layer (ala Bo Pelini’s final year at Nebraska) we know there cannot possibly be a healthy foundation underneath. That one is easy.

But we are talking about fear of conflict, which is very different. If we flip this around to a positive (what could we name this layer if we are describing a high-performing team) it would be ‘Shared Vision and Empowerment’. On a team, people feel unable to talk to team members about performance if 1) the vision is unclear and/or 2) they feel unsure that anything will change.

This layer can be a swirling mass of mess in a dysfunctional team. It is the one I suspect Scott Frost is spending a great deal of time on right now.

That brings us to the foundation of dysfunction. It starts and ends with an absence of trust. Nothing transformative happens without trust. Trust can be given in the short term, but over the long term, it has to be earned. And sometimes re-earned.

Color-Coded Pile of Numbers

(For what it’s worth)

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Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare.

Patrick Lencioni, 2002

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Fung T, Chisholm RA, Anderson-Teixeira K, Bourg N, Brockelman WY, Bunyavejchewin S, Chang-Yang CH, Chitra-Tarak R, Chuyong G, Condit R, Dattaraja HS, Davies SJ, Ewango CEN, Fewless G, Fletcher C, Gunatilleke CVS, Gunatilleke IAUN, Hao Z, Hogan JA, Howe R, Hsieh CF, Kenfack D, Lin Y, Ma K, Makana JR, McMahon S, McShea WJ, Mi X, Nathalang A, Ong PS, Parker G, Rau EP, Shue J, Su SH, Sukumar R, Sun IF, Suresh HS, Tan S, Thomas D, Thompson J, Valencia R, Vallejo MI, Wang X, Wang Y, Wijekoon P, Wolf A, Yap S, Zimmerman J.

Ecol Lett. 2019 Nov 7. doi: 10.1111/ele.13412. [Epub ahead of print]

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Identity Theft and Credit Card Fraud Statistics for 2019 – The Ascent – Motley Fool

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Identity Theft and Credit Card Fraud Statistics for 2019 - The Ascent - Motley Fool nevin manimala

While it’s important to guard your credit card information, it’s equally important to monitor your credit history and watch for new accounts that were opened without your knowledge, as criminals are doing that more and more. Two effective options to protect yourself are credit fraud alerts, which require lenders to take additional verification steps before opening an account in your name, and a credit freeze, which prevents anyone from accessing your credit reports.

Credit card fraud losses

The amount of money lost due to fraud using existing credit or debit cards decreased substantially last year, from $8.1 billion in 2017 to $6.4 billion in 2018. And we should note here that consumers aren’t footing the bill for most of those losses due to financial regulations governing unauthorized transactions.

With unauthorized credit card transactions, you’re not liable for anything if the thief stole your card number but not the card itself. If the thief had your card and used it for the purchase, the most you’re liable for is $50 in fraudulent charges. Many card issuers will waive that as well, which is why credit cards are the most secure way to pay for purchases.

The bottom line is that the banks end up taking on most of those losses from card fraud.

Data breaches

At the beginning of this article, we saw that there could be a connection between the huge Equifax data breach and the subsequent spike in identity thefts. And when we looked at credit card fraud, we saw that fraudulent credit card accounts and criminals using card data without the physical card were behind the increase in credit card fraud.

This begs the question — where are they getting people’s information? Often, the answer is through data breaches.

Data breaches and records exposed in 2018

In 2018, there were 1,244 data breaches and almost 450-million exposed records (446,515,334) containing personally identifiable information (PII). PII is any information that could identify an individual, and it can be divided into sensitive PII which could harm the individual and non-sensitive PII which could be gained from public sources.

Data breaches are measured by the number of breaches and the total number of records exposed. So in 2018, despite there being 23% fewer data breaches than there were in 2017, the number of exposed consumer records containing PII went up by 126%.

In addition, those breaches also exposed over 1.68 billion non-sensitive records, such as email addresses and usernames. While most consumers don’t worry as much about this, every piece of information a criminal has on a person can potentially help them access accounts and obtain more sensitive data.

Data breaches by industry, 2017 and 2018

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Onder AM, Flynn JT, Billings AA, Deng F, DeFreitas M, Katsoufis C, Grinsell MM, Patterson L, Jetton J, Fathallah-Shaykh S, Ranch D, Aviles D, Copelovitch L, Ellis E, Chadha V, Elmaghrabi A, Lin JJ, Butani L, Haddad M, Marsenic O, Brakeman P, Quigley R, Shin HS, Garro R, Liu H, Rahimikollu J, Raina R, Langman CB, Wood E; Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium.

Pediatr Nephrol. 2019 Nov 6. doi: 10.1007/s00467-019-04396-3. [Epub ahead of print]

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Breaking down a clear statistical picture of the 2019 Patriots – Patriots.com

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Breaking down a clear statistical picture of the 2019 Patriots - Patriots.com nevin manimala

The special teams have fallen off in recent years based on DVOA. After dropping outside the top 10 just once from 2006-20117 (12th in 2009) , the Pats special teams ranked 16th in 2018 and are currently ranked 17th, their lowest spot since Bill Belichick took over the team.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Field Goal/Extra Point – 32nd
  • Kickoffs – 13th
  • Kickoff Returns – 16th
  • Punt – 1st
  • Punt Return – 7th

The obvious key? The kicker position, where Stephen Gostkowski dealt with a hip injury early in the season before ending up on IR and opening the door to Mike Nugent and now Nick Folk. It’s the first time since the early 1980’s that the team has had to resort to three different kickers.

Jake Bailey has been a bright spot, leading the league in punt efficiency, while also keeping the team above average in kickoffs. Fellow rookie and primary punt returner Gunner Olszewski has also been solid.

Kickoff returner Brandon Bolden has been averaging 22.7 yards-per-return, keeping the Pats right around the league average while being called on to return just 10 kicks thanks to the defense. Last year’s returner Cordarrelle Patterson is averaging over 30 yards-per-return with the Bears for comparison.

Kicker will continue to be a question mark the rest of the season and is an early defining trait for the team. Hopefully it’s not one that costs them an important game.

“There is more work to do.” – NYPD releases crime statistics for – News 12 Bronx

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"There is more work to do." - NYPD releases crime statistics for - News 12 Bronx nevin manimala

The NYPD released October’s crime statistics, and it looks like the numbers are overall down.

Incidents of rape are down nearly 11%, according to police. This drops the number from 165 in October of last year to 147 this past October.

Police say the department saw 62 shootings last month compared to 68 in October 2018. That is a decrease of nearly 9%.

As for the murder rate, the department saw an increase of 61.1%. The number of murders in October 2018 came in at 18, while this past October the numbers increased to 29.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said, “While crime rates are at record lows, there is more work to do to ensure that every New Yorker feels safe in their neighborhood.”

Officials say that as of Oct. 31, index crime remains down citywide with an overall crime decrease of almost 2%.

Census Bureau launches Statistics In Schools program ahead of 2020 Census – Education Dive

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Census Bureau launches Statistics In Schools program ahead of 2020 Census - Education Dive nevin manimala

Dive Brief:

  • The U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools launched last week with an “Everyone Counts” fall festival in Tennessee’s Shelby County Schools, focused around an assortment of 2020 Census classroom activities aimed at encouraging all families to participate in the coming census.

  • The program aims to raise awareness around the role of schools in acquiring accurate community census counts, and while games and classroom activities aren’t specific to any subject area, they do bring data into the classroom. The program includes 67 new activities that include a song, interactive videos and wall maps.

  • The program also focuses on English Language Learners and includes information for adult ELLs. Math activities include information about how students can use math and statistics to make real-life decisions and identify changes in their communities.

Dive Insight:

While part of the program’s purpose is to encourage students to urge their families to participate in the 2020 Census, the statistics gleaned from the work unlock valuable — and interesting — data that can encourage deeper math exploration. Many math and science professionals believe schools need to teach more statistic and data analysis, with some saying statistics is more important than calculus.

The idea does seem to be catching on. The number of students earning bachelor’s degrees in statistical science nearly doubled between 2009 and 2013, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. The statistics industry hopes to encourage even more high school and college students to follow this career path by providing fact sheets touting top statistic careers. The McKinsey Global Institute predicts a 190,000-person labor shortage of people with statistical data skills.

Another selling point for the industry is its high salaries. Annual average pay is as high as $138,910 per year in Silicon Valley, and there’s also expected to be plenty of those jobs to go around. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates statistician jobs to grow by 34%, while the rest of the job market only grows by 7%.

Aside from the Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools, the American Statistical Association is helping to promote the Census at School program. The program engages students by giving them a 15-minute online survey before allowing them to compare the findings from their class with those in other classrooms nationwide. Organizers hope the survey will trigger students’ excitement in data collection and show how it can open informational doorways.