Friday, July 20, 2007

Tory Delusions: Have the Lit Lot Gone to the Dogs?

John Redwood has spotted a bandwagon. But while reported crime may have gone up a little over new offences as he suggests there are greater, and positive reasons.

Numbers of crimes recorded has also been put up by the extension of CCTV systems - where many minor and middling incidents are logged as crimes and incidents with very little chance of clear up - and also the greater number of bobbies and PCSOs - more access, more reports by a larger factor than clear ups increase. The British Crime Survey is probably a more useful index.

Postscript: I've added a *hug* as Redwood is also falling back on the "brilliant, we've saved Ming" line.


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Chris Paul said...

"The website is here", not.