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Crime rates down?

On 20 Jul 2008 at 9:03pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Sussex Police have announced that crime rates have fallen in Sussex.
I find this hard to believe - I think it would be more realistic to say that the public do not report many crimes due to the poor response from the local police AND what constitutes a crime to the public is no longer recorded as crime by the police.
On 20 Jul 2008 at 9:24pm fireball wrote:
you are so right . i would crime is up
On 20 Jul 2008 at 10:55pm Lord Pike wrote:
Apparently Peewee and his mates were making a nuisance of themselves, hanging around Leicester Road Store, drinking and swearing loudly. Someone called the police but they never responded.
Recorded crime might be down, but the number of obnoxious little sh*ts behaving in an antisocial way has definitely gone up over the last few years.
On 20 Jul 2008 at 11:38pm frieball wrote:
still the ploice may be geting a new ploice station .
.waste of tax payers money .
On 21 Jul 2008 at 12:19am walter wrote:
Have you ever seen the inside offices of the Ploice Station? It's like a rabbit warren in places, and must be hard to work in. Lets hope if there is a new Ploice Station that the lovely old building stays intact.
On 21 Jul 2008 at 6:35am expat two wrote:
Crime rates have been steadily dropping for decades tabloid newspapers pretend the opposite is the case and sensationalise everything to instill a sense of fear. There's 2 reasons for this - which newspaper are you going to buy, the one that says everything's ok or the one that says your family is in danger? The other, perhaps more conspirational, theory is that a nervous society make better consumers. ITV also have a vested interest in frightening you into staying in of a night time, they'd much rather you stayed in glued to their adverts.
I don't care what anyone says, there's far fewer dodgy folk out there than when I walked to infant school unaccompanied.
On 21 Jul 2008 at 10:07am sashimi wrote:
Well said, expat two. Crime will rise again with unemployment as the recession bites. But it is currently half what it was in 1997. Whilst my generation were allowed as kids to roam the streets from dawn to dusk, currently children of all ages aren't - because their parents feel the streets are unsafe. It's probably got more to do with increased traffic than knife crime or paedophiles.
On 21 Jul 2008 at 10:28am Taff wrote:
I think some people need to get out a lot more!
Crime rate is dropping principally because there is a reduction in arrests. An easy comment when THEY control the figures as well!
Dont ask me why there is a reduction in arrests because I do not know, however I often hear of Police inactivity when there has been a been a misdemeanour.
Had one myself a few years ago.
You must live in a quiet part of town sashimi, there are plenty of youngsters out at night that have I seen. Mostly well behaved if rowdy.
On 21 Jul 2008 at 10:37am sashka wrote:
I don't know what the crime rate is in lewes, but it is not exactly New Cross.
The police might have more accurate figures if they had an open police station when the piubs emptied, instead of a locked door, and a yellow phone line to an office in Chichester who don't even know where Lewes High St is.
On 21 Jul 2008 at 5:15pm BONAYK wrote:
Crime is not falling but burger and hotdog sales at road side venders are up 200% as that is the only time you see the boys in blue
On 21 Jul 2008 at 7:35pm Dunk wrote:
My Uncle saw a phone box getting smashed by teens and told some police blokes sitting in their car around the corner and they said thanks and carried on drinking their Tea! Almost Laughable.
On 22 Jul 2008 at 10:24am Moriarty wrote:
If your Uncle told you then that's hearsay, therefore inadmissable in court.
On 22 Jul 2008 at 10:35am geoff wrote:
I heard that a police car driving allegedly within the speed limit managed to crash into a parked car in Priory St and flip over onto its roof at 4.0 Clock in the morning when there was no other traffic.
Must have been an emergency in Southover, like a fellow mason's apron shrunk in the wash.
On 23 Jul 2008 at 6:31pm Dunk wrote:
Moriarty - Who said anything about court you numpty. All he told me was he alerted them to a current act of vandalism less than 50m away. Isnt that what one is supposed to do. Obviously expecting a bit more than shrugged shoulders.
On 24 Jul 2008 at 1:20am moriarty wrote:
Not meant to be taken literally dunk! It wasn't a serious comment.
On 24 Jul 2008 at 8:12am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
There are two ways in which they measure crime rates. They measure the levels of crime reported to police and there's something called the British Crime Survey, which samples a large number of poeple and records their experiences of crime, both reported and unreported. The BCS is regarded as a very accurate bit of work, and I believe crime rates are falling accodring to both measures.
On 24 Jul 2008 at 11:32am Ed Can Do wrote:
According to the Sussex Depress, some vandals were smashing off car wing mirrors in Grange Road on Saturday night and the ploice turned up "Promptly". By local standards I imagine that means they turned up yesterday morning...
On 24 Jul 2008 at 6:32pm Dunk wrote:
Sorry, sometimes its hard to tell what ways comments are said. No hard feelings?
On 28 Jul 2008 at 8:07am Moriarty wrote:
thats ok dunk, that's the trouble with no facial expressions and tone of voice, hard to tell sometimes. No hard feelings!!
On 28 Jul 2008 at 5:54pm Dunk wrote:

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