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  MEPO 3/ 2763, letter. The problem with car theft is not stealing the car, but selling it. This document shows that criminals were quite ingenious in getting round the law.
 
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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.
Can you explain how the criminals worked?
 
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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.
 
  MEPO 3/ 2763, letter