Thursday, May 25, 2006

lies, damn lies and complete idiots

My brother pointed out crime 'hotspot' study angers city on bbc news:

Jon Collins, leader of Nottingham City Council, demanded the study be withdrawn until its authors "get their facts right" and "before it does any further damage to Nottingham, its businesses, its universities and its reputation".

"There are lies, damn lies and statistics. Once again, people are bandying around statistics without fully understanding them and the implications of getting them wrong," he said.

"How can we possibly be the most dangerous city in the country when, for example, there are 10 times as many murders in London, according to this report, than in Nottingham?"

hmmm, without fully understanding them eh? it's called per capita you dolt! who put you in charge?


Blogger paulhd said...

Did you see the article in yesterday's G2 about Nottingham by the bloke who wrote 'If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things' (can't remember hsi name, Jon something?)? Made me feel a bit weird, like I might miss bits of Nottingham.

25/5/06 10:29 pm  

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