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# Police chief: During my tenure as chief, crime in this city has fa

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Police chief: During my tenure as chief, crime in this city has fallen by 20 percent. This is clearly the result of my policing strategy, which uses real-time crime data and focuses police resources on the areas with the most crime.

Which one of the following, if true, most calls into question the police chief's explanation for the drop in crime?

(A)  The crime rate in the police chief's city is still significantly higher than in many other cities.

(B)  The crime rate in the police chief's city is higher now than it was several decades before the chief's tenure began.

(C)  The crime rate in the police chief's city fell significantly during the first few years of the chief's tenure, then it leveled off.

(D)  The crime rate in the country as a whole fell by about 30 percent during the police chief's tenure.

(E)  The variation in crime rates between different areas of the city is smaller in the police chief's city than in many other cities.

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15 Aug 2018, 10:04
AshutoshB wrote:
Police chief: During my tenure as chief, crime in this city has fallen by 20 percent. This is clearly the result of my policing strategy, which uses real-time crime data and focuses police resources on the areas with the most crime.

Which one of the following, if true, most calls into question the police chief's explanation for the drop in crime?

(A)  The crime rate in the police chief's city is still significantly higher than in many other cities.

(B)  The crime rate in the police chief's city is higher now than it was several decades before the chief's tenure began.

(C)  The crime rate in the police chief's city fell significantly during the first few years of the chief's tenure, then it leveled off.

(D)  The crime rate in the country as a whole fell by about 30 percent during the police chief's tenure.

(E)  The variation in crime rates between different areas of the city is smaller in the police chief's city than in many other cities.

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(A)  The crime rate in the police chief's city is still significantly higher than in many other cities.
Comparision to other cities is irrelevent.-OUT

(B)  The crime rate in the police chief's city is higher now than it was several decades before the chief's tenure began.
-Data compared of decade ago is irrelevent-OUT
(C)  The crime rate in the police chief's city fell significantly during the first few years of the chief's tenure, then it leveled off.
-First few years data not required-irrelevent-OUT

(D)  The crime rate in the country as a whole fell by about 30 percent during the police chief's tenure.
- Crime is overall reduced due to some other reason-CORRECT
(E)  The variation in crime rates between different areas of the city is smaller in the police chief's city than in many other cities
-argument not concerned to any "Different area"-OUT

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16 Aug 2018, 06:39
AshutoshB wrote:
Police chief: During my tenure as chief, crime in this city has fallen by 20 percent. This is clearly the result of my policing strategy, which uses real-time crime data and focuses police resources on the areas with the most crime.

Which one of the following, if true, most calls into question the police chief's explanation for the drop in crime?

(A)  The crime rate in the police chief's city is still significantly higher than in many other cities.

(B)  The crime rate in the police chief's city is higher now than it was several decades before the chief's tenure began.

(C)  The crime rate in the police chief's city fell significantly during the first few years of the chief's tenure, then it leveled off.

(D)  The crime rate in the country as a whole fell by about 30 percent during the police chief's tenure.

(E)  The variation in crime rates between different areas of the city is smaller in the police chief's city than in many other cities.

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Attacking the highlighted part of the stimulus will break the argument, none but (D) does that perfectly.
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Re: Police chief: During my tenure as chief, crime in this city has fa   [#permalink] 16 Aug 2018, 06:39