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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 11/19/2002 1:57:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2002 1:58:14 AM EDT by DoubleFeed]
Link Posted: 11/19/2002 4:08:55 AM EDT
No wonder we left, huh? Too bad we're heading the same way here...
Link Posted: 11/19/2002 9:23:25 AM EDT
It's not only in England. After a friend of mine was attacked at a local mall, he hit a stone-wall when asking the police about stats on crime there. The poor guy ended-up in the hospital, and the cops were just plain hostile to him. They suggested it was his fault since he was alone. I think he's in his early 60's (a lot younger than me), and he needs an escort to go shopping? He has been trying to build a case to present to the local mall manager to convince him to take-down the no concealed carry signs. Since the police won't cooperate on stats, he's hit a deadend.z
Link Posted: 11/19/2002 9:53:58 AM EDT
European countries have always done this. They diminish their crime figures by having a lot of different categories and only note what people get convicted of, not what crimes they actually committed. So, for example, if an armed robbery gets plea bargained down to assault or maybe tresspassing, that's what goes into the stats, the actual crime is forgotten, so to speak. In the US, agencies maximize their figures (except on college campuses) so that they can continually justify bigger budgets.
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