In the Media

Crimes against Brixton

PUBLISHED October 13, 2004

Michael Howard does not accurately represent my analysis in the Crime and Society Foundation's forthcoming discussion paper (Sorry, Polly, you're wrong, October 12). I do not argue that there are "significant flaws" with the British Crime Survey (BCS). I argue that the BCS offers a far more accurate picture of the crimes it measures than do police crime figures, which are vulnerable to changes in recording practices.