Analysing Police-Recorded Data

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Brimicombe, Allan
  • Publisher: British and Irish Association of Law Librarians / Cambridge University Press
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1017/S1472669616000207
  • Subject: LAW

The quarterly bulletins on crime statistics in England and Wales are compiled from two sets of data: crime survey and police-recorded crime. Whilst the former is considered to give the most reliable trends, the latter has a greater level detail for a fuller spectrum of crimes types. This paper explores the advantages and problems of analysing police-recorded data for the insights they contain. This is illustrated by examples from an analysis of domestic violence.
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