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# A year after the start an experiment to decrease crime in

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A year after the start an experiment to decrease crime in two high-crime subway stations by the installation of closed-circuit televisions, the experiment is being discontinued, city officials say the program has led to an increase in crime, citing the fact that following the installation, both stations showed increases in the number of crimes reported.
Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the claim of the city officials that the program has led to an increase in crime?
(A) The two subway stations had been chosen on the basis subway stations was higher than that of other high-crime subway stations not equipped with closed-circuit-television.
(B) The rate of increase in crimes reported for two subway stations was higher than that of other high-crime subway stations not equipped with closed-circuit television.
(C) The percentage of all crimes committed at the two subway stations that were reported rose as a result of increased instances of observations of crime on the closed-circuit televisions.
(D) The year in which the experiment was conducted was a year in which the total number of crimes reported in the city fell.
(E) Closed-circuit televisions installed in shops and stores throughout the city have proved to be useful in the prevention of shoplifting and burglaries.
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27 Oct 2005, 14:23
Something wrong with A. I don't quite get the meaning....seem none of the other four choices is the answer...
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27 Oct 2005, 14:29
C makes most sense to me
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27 Oct 2005, 17:02
I vote for (C).

It's not that more crimes were committed, but that the number of crimes were more accurately counted.
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28 Oct 2005, 15:07
Good job guys.... OA is C.
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28 Oct 2005, 15:52
I choose C because it explain why there is a higher number of reported crimes. Therefore it introduces some evidence to weaken officials' claims.
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28 Oct 2005, 18:31
Late again but got C also.
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29 Oct 2005, 05:36
C without a doubt.
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