Crime and Stats

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Give a source of stats
Police recorded crime
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Another one?
Victim surveys e.g. British Crime Survey
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Another?
Self report studies - Home Office Offending Crime and Justice Survey
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Lastly?
Court and prison records
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Give the trend in crime between the 1930's and the 1950's
A gradual rise
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What was the trend in crime between the 1950's and the early 80's?
A steep rise
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When did crime peak?
1995
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Since 1995, crime levels have decreased by how much?
48%
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Since 1978, how much of a drop has there been in murder cases?
10%
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How much of a decrease has there been in crime since 2012?
8%
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Why could there be a decrease in crime levels?
Police and other anti-crime measures could be working
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Any other reason?
Better security means it is harder to steal or burgle.
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Lastly?
There could be a change in the type of crime and it is harder to record e.g. Online fraud
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Why may police not record cases?
Because it is too trivial
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Any other reason?
The issue may already be resolved
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Next?
They think the victim is mistaken or unreliable
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What is a limitation of Official Crime Stats?
They are socially constructed. This means they say more about the process of reporting crime rather than how much
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Anything else?
Not really reliable evidence - 30% of cases were not actually detected
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Lastly?
Only 3% of crime of crime ends with a conviction
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