Crime statistics-the real picture

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Crime statistics help to provide a picture of the crime rate. However, none of the available methods of recording crime is perfect, and it is important to understand the limitations of crime statistics when interpreting them.

Crime statistics play a critical role in allowing the public to access information about crime rates. Yet, politicians commonly use crime statistics selectively to serve particular purposes.

 

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Crime statistics - the real picture

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