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Campus Police Took Undeserved Credit

The front-page article on the Campus Police's third quarter report ["Added CPPatrolling Nets More Arrests," Nov. 22] shows a mixed bag of changes from last year. Violent crime is up, bicycle theft down; arrests up, fire alarms up. Yet Chief of Campus Police Anne P. Glavin takes the credit for every beneficial change and blames every adverse change on fluctuations. Surely short-term statistics are subject to large fluctuations, but that can explain the good changes as easily as the bad. So perhaps the headline should have instead read, "Random Variation Produces More Arrests," or, at a minimum, "Too Soon to See Effect of CP Changes."

Ken Olum G