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  HO291/29, press notice. By 1958, the Home Office, which publishes crime statistics, was trying to help newspaper reporters understand the figures by putting out Press Notices like this one.

Why do you think these Press Notices were needed?

Does it show the government trying to "manipulate" the news?

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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.
  HO291/29, press notice
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