Saturday 22 July 2017

Crime statistics must show the full picture

A report conducted by the Central Statistics Office indicated issues with how Garda data has been handled
A report conducted by the Central Statistics Office indicated issues with how Garda data has been handled
Editorial

Editorial

It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data, according to Arthur Conan Doyle. But what if the data itself is suspect, or at least does not give the full picture?

This appears to have been the case, based on a review of crime statistics conducted by the Central Statistics Office.

Its report has revealed that gardaí did not record some 18pc of reported crimes on their Pulse computer system.

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