In researching my other question, I found a hard time getting all the sources of numbers of deaths to agree with each other. Some of the numbers I found are as follows:
- 168 pedestrians and 10 cyclists killed in 2013 from http://www.streetsblog.org/2014/01/31/nypd-16059-pedestrians-and-cyclists-injured-178-killed-in-traffic-in-2013/
- 183 pedstrians and 9 cyclists killed in 2013 from the same author! http://www.streetsblog.org/2014/10/29/nyc-pedestrian-and-cyclist-traffic-injuries-hit-five-year-high-in-2013/
- "in 2013, cars in New York City killed 286 people." http://www.villagevoice.com/2014-02-05/news/nyc-pedestrian-deaths/
- 173 pedestrians killed in 2013 http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/pedestrian-deaths-auto-strikes-rise-nyc-article-1.1577396
- "In 2013, 176 pedestrians were killed in traffic in New York, according to police statistics." http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/15/nyregion/vow-to-end-traffic-deaths-vs-reality-of-city-streets.html
As no two numbers agree, who's telling the truth, and why don't they all have the same numbers? They are all claiming to use data provided by the police. Does it make sense that the NYPD would give out five different versions of numbers at different times?