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Do you think crime has really fallen by 8% ?

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OneFootInTheGrave Report 25 Apr 2013 14:57

Every day on news bulletins and in newspapers I read of people being stabbed, shot, raped, abused, and mugged, yet it has been reported that crime has fallen since 2011 :-S

crimes recorded by police in England and Wales fell by 8% last year compared to 2011, new figures show.

All the main categories, including violent and sex crimes, were down. However pickpocketing rose by 8%, the Office for National Statistics said.

Do you think that crime overall has fallen ?


Porkie_Pie Report 25 Apr 2013 15:02

When ever it's announced that crime has fallen I tend to look to see if the way crime is recorded has changed,

I was looking into the cost of prisons and prisoners this morning so how crime is reported may be my next task but will have to wait for now, One job at a time



OneFootInTheGrave Report 25 Apr 2013 15:06

Roy information on how crime is reported might prove very interesting ;-)


ChrisofWessex Report 25 Apr 2013 15:12

No way - up to 10-12 years ago there were no murders within 20 miles of where I live - that has definitely changed and there are more violent crimes reported each week.

You can play with statistics every way, which way.