Stats skewed

It is not realistic to use 2005 as a yardstick for crime figures as for several months after Hurricane Ivan criminals were stealing from damaged premises and these crimes were often not reported.

Also in 2005 the RCIP arrested a large number of criminals, some of them for very serious offences, and the fact these were imprisoned had a very positive affect on the following years’ statistics (you can’t commit crime if you are in gaol!).

Derek Haines