Government figures 'missing' two million violent crimes

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    http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/article2710596.ece

     
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    I think it might have been a good idea to point out that was the 'British government', lord knows ours does a bad enough job as it is! ;)
     
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    Good point.
     
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    While I agree capping at any number is idiotic, this begs the question.... How do they know how many MORE than 5 these people suffered?

    Statistics are easily manipulated and can be presented by opposing sides as meaning 2 different things. More information is needed then is provided. And that is true for the Government and its arbitrary cap and this story and its " correct" numbers.
     
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    I didn't even think about that. Thanks
     

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