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Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 09/06/2011 - 11:29

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Is London crime really supercharged by drink?

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 27/04/2011 - 10:19

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No thanks, says Boris

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, (pictured) doesn’t appear too impressed by the rap on the knuckles he recei

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 21/04/2011 - 13:53

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Scottish Labour in retreat over crime claims

Scottish Labour has backtracked on its claims of the health costs of knife crime – first brought to attention on this website  - as its sources distanced thems

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 19/04/2011 - 14:29

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Newsnight Scotland tackles knife crime costs

Last night Newsnight Scotland followed up Straight Statistics’ analysis of how much knife crime costs NHS Scotland.

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 15/04/2011 - 14:59

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It’s election time: think of a number, a big number

Knife crime, and its effects on the NHS, has become a big talking point in the elections in Scotland.

Nigel Hawkes and Sheila Bird :: Fri, 25/03/2011 - 16:56

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DNA profiles: another police scare story

On Monday, senior policemen giving evidence to the House of Commons Committee examining the Protection of Freedoms Bill said that 1,000 crimes a year would go undete

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 22/02/2011 - 10:21

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More eye-watering figures for cybercrime

For sheer hyperbole, few subjects stretch disbelief further than cybercrime statistics.

Sheila Bird :: Fri, 11/02/2011 - 11:16

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Crime maps and police information - a correction

I'm grateful to correspondents on Straight Statistics who pointed out that the the way "confidence in police" was scored in the national Police Improvement Agency's (NPIA) randomized tria

Sheila Bird :: Mon, 07/02/2011 - 13:56

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Behind the headlines: crime maps versus policing information?

Last week the National Police Improvement Agency (NPIA) published the results of a very large randomized controlled trial (RCT).

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 28/01/2011 - 10:42

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Standard recycles out of date figures on domestic homicides

Once a “fact” is in the electronics cuttings library it makes regular reappearances.