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MEPOL 2/4982 police report

MEPOL 2/4982 police report.

  MEPOL 2/4982 police report. Obviously a key item in trying to find out whether crime is increasing or not is how the statistics are compiled. In this source, from 1934, Chief Constables find that their officers are trying to reduce the real number of crimes reported to them. If this is put right, then crime figures will appear to rise as this part of the "dark figure" will decrease.

How does this source question the accuracy of crime figures?
Why do you think police officers played down the amount of crime?
How will putting it right affect the figures?

Worksheet Instructions
  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.