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  HO45/11056, petition; This document, from 1922, shows that people's lives were deeply affected by motorcars by then. The petitioners also suggest their own solution to the problem.
 
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  Which new crimes can be found in these documents?
What signs are there of the huge increase in car crime through the century?
There are two ways of looking at these figures: comparing cars with (horse-drawn) carriages and comparing years. What can you infer from this Source about the petitioners' attitude to cars?
How would we try to solve the problem today?
How did they want it solved then?
 
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  Put some of the examples you have found in this Case-Study of a key factor for change affecting crime in the 20th century in your Gallery Worksheet.
 
  HO45/11056, petition.