Economics CPD Courses Coming up this Term!- Book Your Places Now!
I'm always sightly dubious about statistics and information represented by campaign organisations - I'm left with the reservation that information can presented in any way that you want to prove whatever point that you are trying to make (wasn't it an economist who came up with the phrase 'lies, damned lies and statistics'?). So this fascinating report from an organisation called 'Vision of Humanity' needs to be looked at with an open mind.
However, if you take it at face value, it offers some really interesting information.
- Violent crime in the UK has fallen by 11% over the last decade despite having spent half of that time in a recession (and bucking a century long trend)
- The cost of violent crime to the economy is a staggering £124 billion - far more than the cost of providing education
- The major cause of violent crime is not simply down to lack of income - factors such as lack of employment opportunities, access to affordable housing and access to appropriate health care all play a part as well
- The authors have created an index to measure the most and least 'peaceful' places in the UK.
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