gbsteve (gbsteve) wrote,

The use of statistics

A spat between the Tories and the UK Statistics Authority has come to a head with this glorious piece of understatement:

"The BCS [British Crime Survey] suggests there has been a 49% fall in violent crime since 1995 - an unhelpful conclusion for politicians anxious to demonstrate that violence has 'risen significantly' under Labour."

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