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Crime epidemic or never had it so good? Drilling into statistics is murder

Pete 2 Silver badge

Looking at the wrong thing

> the way we measure "crime" and, more fundamentally, what we mean by crime

Regarding violent crime. All I am interested in is whether the chances of getting smacked in the face (or worse) when I am out, is rising or falling.

Similarly for burglary: is it more or less likely that when I return home I will be faced with £5000 of damage and massive increases in insurance rates from some scally who made off with a couple of hundred £££s of goods. That when sold on eBay will gain them £50?

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