Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Crime figures misleading

An extra two million violent crimes a year are committed in
Britain than previously thought because of a bizarre distortion in the Government's flagship crime figures, it has been claimed.

A former Home Office research expert said that across all types of crime, three million offences a year are excluded from the British Crime Survey (BCS).

The poll caps the number of times a victim can be targeted by an offender at five incidents a year.

If anyone interviewed for the survey says they have been targeted more than five times a year, the sixth incident and beyond are not included in the BCS. The authors of a report by think-tank Civitas said the five-crimes limit is "truly bizarre" and "misleading".

What possible reason could you have for capping the number of crimes committing against people? It seems to me that the government is deliberately lying to us to stop us from knowing the truth – that they are increasingly incompetent when dealing with crime.

1 comment:

Tom Paine said...

Off topic, but no email link:

I am asking all the Blogpower bloggers to publicise the July 1st Blogpower Awards ceremony (1400 London time) on their blogs. I have a sidebar item on mine with a link to the venue in Second Life. Could you do something similar please, or at least put up a post this week encouraging people to go?

The SLURL (Second Life URL) which will take people directly to the event is on my site.

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Please help to make this novel event a success!


Tom Paine