A Damn'd Lie Exposed

21 September 2009
Records of rape crime distorted from the BBC

Rape claims are being left off official crime records, the BBC has learned.

Figures obtained following a Freedom of Information request showed some UK police forces were failing to record more than 40% of cases.

For some time now, I've been asserting that, when the same statistical protocol is used, the UK is actually ahead of the US (per capita) in all but a couple of forms of violent crime. I'm going to have to revise that assertion. The UK is ahead of the US in all forms of violent crime except criminal homicide.


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