Is there as much crime as people think?


When crime is reported, there are two different inputs of the information;

  • Rates of crime reported by general people
  • Rates of crime recorded by the police

These sources show different facts and figures. There was no change in overall crime rates according to the public survey. The police survey, however, suggested there was a 19% increase in violent crime. This is due to the fact that the police are recording almost every crime, but the general public do not record all crime incidents that happen, as they may not even know of it.

In conclusion, I believe that facts from the police should be viewed with statistics from the public as well, so that it is not over- or under-rated.

Comments (2)

  • Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
    29 Jan 2019

    You've shown great scepticism and curiosity. Statistics can be collected in different ways and give us different, sometimes conflicting, information. It's important to look at what exactly the stats are telling us and where they come from.

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  • Cowes-logo-250x250.jpg spectacular_goat | Cowes Enterprise College A | United Kingdom
    30 Jan 2019

    Well the Media kind of picks out the more interesting topics such as crime and more people enjoy reading about that so the Media automatically puts more of it into the news.

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