Thursday, 4 February 2010

Police respond to claim of violent crime increase

The Tories has got themselves into a right pickle over violent crime I gather they have put out figure for every constituency. Yesterday we had a Southport Area committee at which the police to answer questions. I took the chance to ask them whether there had been a 79% increase in violent crime in the town.
No. There has been a significant reduction.
Crimes that were not recorded as violent in 2001 are today. The inspector reeled of a long list of crimes that were not recorded as violent crimes then that today.
First rules of stats :compare like with like.

Memo to Brenda: rip up that press release that Mr Grayling sent you.

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