Essay heading: A discussion of the usefulness of official crime statistics and other types of crime information.

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For example, even when an incident is reported to the police it will not count as a crime unless the police record it as such. This is reflected by the 1994 British Crime Survey estimating that 40 per cent of offences reported to the police were not recorded (Mayhew et al., cited in Muncie, 1996). Furthermore, according to Coleman and Moynihan (1996: 35), the police recording of offences is dependent on three broader contexts: the political content at the time of the offence, the organizational context of policing priorities and the situational context of how the offence is reported and by whom...
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Furthermore, according to Coleman and Moynihan (1996: 35), the police recording of offences is dependent on three broader contexts: the political content at the time of the offence, the organizational context of policing priorities and the situational context of how the offence is reported and by whom...
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