London Murders: a predictable pattern?

Murders in London regularly make headlines. On a single day in July 2008, four people were murdered in separate incidents on a single day. But was this a statistical freak?

In an article originally published in Significance, the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society, in March 2009, David Spiegelhalter and Arthur Barnett investigate and find a predictable pattern of murder.
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