When crime is reported, there are two different inputs of the information;
- Rates of crime reported by general people
- Rates of crime recorded by the police
These sources show different facts and figures. There was no change in overall crime rates according to the public survey. The police survey, however, suggested there was a 19% increase in violent crime. This is due to the fact that the police are recording almost every crime, but the general public do not record all crime incidents that happen, as they may not even know of it.
In conclusion, I believe that facts from the police should be viewed with statistics from the public as well, so that it is not over- or under-rated.