Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Recommended Reading List #33

Ben Duckworth discusses crime figures with a contemporary allusion to Baltimore-on-Thames - surely he can't have visited some of the vacants off the Oxford Rd?

Or was he just filing his report on a speech by the opposition's shadow Home Secretary 'the western district way'?

Interestingly he notes that despite homicide rates falling 17%, while crime rates have generally fallen by 5%, public perception of an unhelpful 'broken Britain' narrative means 3 out of every 4 people now inaccurately think the UK is getting ever more dangerous.

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Update: Cllr Prue Bray says the ridiculous statements made by Conservative Chris Grayling is indicative of how they damage communities by ramping up fear of crime.
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1 comment:

  1. That's very interesting. I never know the true story behind the stats. thanks for explaining this.

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