Scotland Yard admits crime under reported, specifically...

Scotland Yard admits crime under reported, specifically...

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    Scotland Yard admits crime under reported, specifically...

    Rape and sexual assault....

    Why?

    To appear to meet the goal of 20% reduction in crime...

    Story here


    Of course our own UCR by the FBI... That's accurate... isn't it?
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    This sort of thing goes on for a number of reasons. Elected officials may wish to have reduced crime figures to achieve political points, avoid adverse effects on tourism or enticing businesses into the area, etc. Law enforcement officials may wish to report reductions in crime in order to further their personal careers, or to make their programs look more effective than they may actually be.

    Sexual assaults can be downgraded to lower categories, such as simple assaults or domestic violence, etc.

    Numerous burglaries in an area can be disguised by making the first the subject of a report, then appending others as additional scenes and victims within a single criminal episode.

    Theft or larceny can be played down by low-balling the values of stolen property.

    Robbery (the taking of things of value by means of threats or force) can easily be reduced by titling and/or coding the reports as simple thefts.

    In my experience this sort of thing is almost always the result of political pressures.

    The United Kingdom has experienced a large increase in many types of crime, including violent crime, home invasions, and armed assaults. London has developed a reputation as one of the most dangerous cities in the western world. It would not surprise me if any number of elected and appointed office holders have decided to cook the books on crime reports and statistics.

    And no, our Uniform Crime Reporting system is no more accurate than the encoded data reported by the thousands of participating agencies, or the editing that might take place during compilation at the state and national levels.
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    It would appear that the ban on guns in the UK is working well for them. Not. Hope the Londoners enjoy living in one of the most dangerous cities in Europe. I always thought I would like to visit there. Now not so much.
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    I do not have evidence, but I would imagine that most European countries lie about their crime statistics.
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    I have heard that some British are trying to get private ownership of firearms less restricted. I have also their requests are being summarily dismissed as "unworkable"

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