If there’s a charity more careless in its use of statistics than Alcohol Concern, I’d like to know of it.
Keeping track of the impact of cuts in public spending is not an easy task. There are no sound statistical sources to consult.
Once a “fact” is in the electronics cuttings library it makes regular reappearances.
Refuge got a few headlines before Christmas with a press release saying that homicides of women by their husbands or partners had risen from 72 in 2008 to 101 in 2009.