Earlier this week, I posted about the recent wave of burglaries of churches here in Saint Paul, and linked to a Google Map listing of the incidents, suggesting that armchair mathematicians, statisticians, criminologists, and any other interested party should take a crack at spotting patterns in the crimes, or, really, extracting any other information from it they could – call it crowdsourced crime analysis, if you will.
The Google map doesn’t contain a lot of details, and many of you, in comments or in emails, clamored for details, especially the times of the incidents and what was taken. So, I started making phone calls, and today became the recipient of many of the available pertinent details on these incidents.
Before we get to that, though, there are a few things that need to be covered.
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