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  Relations between police and public were as bad in London as elsewhere. At the same time, as the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Sir Kenneth Newman says in the opening of his report for 1986, "When I took office in 1982 the recorded crime figures for the Metropolis had almost doubled since 1972, trebled since 1962, and were six times the level of 1952." These three extracts from his report show some of the ways Sir Kenneth wanted to try to tackle the crime and public relations situation together.
 
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  Source 1 is intended to link back to Case-Study 1. For sources 2 & 3, think about the reliability and utility of these two sources. Source 4 has been chosen to show just how far back some of these stories and accusations about the police go. Sources 5 & 6 show how complicated relations between police and public are and how far society has changed.
 
Worksheet Instructions
  Put some of the evidence you have found in these Sources into your Gallery Worksheet.
 
  MEPO 4/505. Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police,report