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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Crime aboad

Our good friends, the Brits, are experience a crime wave.

Ready for this? From the article:

"... last year there was a 33 per cent increase in "eat and run" incidents in London. The Metropolitan Police statistics show that 330 people were reported for skipping out on their bills last year, compared with 249 in 2009. The 2010 figure is the first time the number has broken the 300 mark, with the previous five years' statistics showing a relatively stable total of around 250."

There's actually a lot to say about this. Take, as one example, that the data above are crimes known to the police. Just because more crimes are being reported does not actually mean the crime has increased. Clearly, even this respected international newspaper does not know that.


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