Franklin Zimring quoted in Newsday, December 15, 2013
Franklin Zimring, a professor at Berkeley Law in California, said the size and duration of the changes in the number of shootings in New York have to be watched. “There could be random fluctuations,” Zimring said. “You have to imagine it is like baseball statistics,” said Zimring, who has studied New York City crime trends. If a hot hitter suddenly strikes out three times, what he then does in his next 10 at bats becomes important, he said.