Burglars

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by bringbackrattles, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. shmmeee

    shmmeee Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Messages:
    16,112
    Likes Received:
    12,034
    Location:
    Coventry, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
    Credit:
    £3,186.66
    My point is you have to explain the rate of change. Even if you are right, for that to explain the drop without an equivalent drop in actual crimes then people would need to be avoiding reporting now more often than at any time in history. Got to be honest burglary was the easiest crime I've ever suffered in many ways. Police came round, pretty much said we won't find them but here's a crime number then insurance replaced everything we'd lost. Has the process got harder? If not then you have to assume crime has actually gone down. And if so, can you prove its significant enough to wipe out both the upward trend but also add a consistent downward trend.

    Most crime is down as a percentage of the population. Fact is that today there's loads more people and loads more access to communication so it feels like more stuff is happening closer, when all the stats show it's getting better. But that doesn't make a good Facebook post (or SBT thread).
     
    NorthernWisdom likes this.
  2. Marty

    Marty Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    4,460
    Likes Received:
    754
    Credit:
    £459.42
    Some people are complete scum.
     
  3. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from Malvern

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    9,631
    Likes Received:
    5,501
    Location:
    Malvern
    Credit:
    £1,771.76
    I had my Sat Nav nicked. I'm lost without it!
     
    dutchman and clint van damme like this.

Share This Page