Our leaders keep telling us that Little Rock is getting safer and safer — even as our police force shrinks on account of lack of financial support. And even as neighborhoods have become a virtual mugamatic for car and home burglaries and street robberies to feed the daily needs of the professional working criminal class.

Better for the city to toughen up the reporting and admit we need more cops. Pass a tax by saying we need to do something about LR turning up on a list of the 10 most dangerous cities in America.