The Magistrate's Blog (2005-2012)

This blog has migrated to www.magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk This blog is anonymous, and Bystander's views are his and his alone. Where his views differ from the letter of the law, he will enforce the letter of the law because that is what he has sworn to do. If you think that you can identify a particular case from one of the posts you are wrong. Enough facts are changed to preserve the truth of the tale but to disguise its exact source.

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The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Massive Drop In Crime Imminent!

The BBC reports that credit card fraud is no longer routinely to be recorded by the police. That may well be acknowledging the reality of the situation, but it will lead to a big drop in the crime figures.
This reinforces my point that there are no truly reliable crime statistics, in the UK or anywhere else, and that anyone who tries to use the published figures to prove a point - any point - should be howled down and tossed into the nearest muddy pond.
But don't tell anyone it was my idea, will you?