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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Location: Near London, United Kingdom

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

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Welcome Sanity

Straightstatistics.org provides a welcome dose of sanity and reason to the kind of newsworthy 'statistics' beloved of the tabloids and their saloon-bar devotees.

This link shows how the statistics on drink-driving arrests have been wilfully distorted to provide a silly-season headline. It's well worth signing up to the RSS feed.