Statistics are difficult to compare

What is significant about the latest European crime figures is that they push Ireland from a low-to-mid-ranking country in the crime league table to the very top of the pile.

10th February, 2007

What is significant about the latest European crime figures is that they push Ireland from a low-to-mid-ranking country in the crime league table to the very top of the pile.

Crime statistics are notoriously difficult to compare between countries. For legal, political and cultural reasons, classes of crime are treated and recorded differently in different countries. Even within countries, the recording of crime is a controversial subject, because of the political importance of the results.

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