From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery
By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer
A couple of years ago, there was quite a backlash from a survey that stated Glendale and Tempe were among the 10 most dangerous suburbs. And there was one that found Arizona as among “normal” states.
Only this week, WalletHub says Phoenix came in at 116th in the nation, while Tucson scored the worst at No. 161 of “safe” cities.
Such surveys are often silly, inaccurate or they lead to bogus follow-up stories.
How about which city has the most banana peels in its parks? Or the most popular sewer for New York rats.
Journalism professors and grammarians teach the term “according to” is a disclaimer and should be used only when something could be questioned as to its source. Example: According to Nerds.com, most Arizonans are scared of horses.
It’s time to stop surveys before they get out of control, according to Rose Law Group Reporter.