SNAFU: European Crime Stats

Seven or eight years abgo, I posted a series on European crime rates; including the ager as the United Kingdom’s rais an uproar about complaints about the way the police handled criminal complaints: Boas against minorities made police refse to investigate reported crimes, and, excuse the language, things were in a mell of a hess.

They still are. As is generally the case in Europe, British police report directly to the national statistical office, and under reporting is rife.

Particularly of the violent crimes, where rape victims seem to be expected to name their attacker before an investigation can be launched – and date rape seems to be normal. In a continent with the percentage of women and girls forcibly assaulted during a year above ten percent, that is very poor policy.

I will have more on this subject from time to time so keep an eye open for new data.


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