Tagged: statistics

Stat Juking revisited - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Jul 16, 2014

I'd reckoned you'd need a bit of stats-fu to find evidence of police juking of the crime statistics. Turns out there was an easier way. Bevan Hurley reports that the Herald on Sunday got a copy of a report showing that Counties Manukau police had been fiddling the burglary numbers by recoding burglaries as less serious offences. About 700 burglaries … Read More

Stat Juking? - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Jul 10, 2014

Labour claims that National's instructed the police to charge fewer people to meet crime reduction targets.  HT: NoRightTurn“Front line police and others in the criminal justice system are telling us police have had pressure put on by senior officers to reduce the number of charges they lay to meet the Government's targets,” Justice spokesperson Andrew Little says.“Police are … Read More