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.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dodgy Figures

Nick Ross has a series looking at the real crime figures, as he describes them. I have always been sceptical about crime stats, skewed as they are by so many variables, and Gadget's post here, and in particular the comments, give a good idea of what is happening, and why.