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n SA Crime Quarterly - Recognising the limitations of crime statistics : the dangers of data

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Abstract

It is frequently noted that police crime statistics can reflect reality badly because of under-reporting and under-recording. Less frequently noted is the fact that other sources of data can be just as problematic. This article reflects on two sources of statistics on murder - the National Injury Mortality Surveillance System and the MRC's Burden of Disease estimates - and argues that the incautious use of these data can lead to erroneous conclusions.

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2005-12-01
2016-12-04
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