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LSE Centre for Economic Performance: Reducing Crime: More Police, More Prisons or More Pay?

July 2010
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Tags: oliver marie; public services and the welfare state; cep; coalition; crime; fear of crime; policing; prisons; uk government; uk politics

Crime is usually high on the list of voter concerns. This might seem surprising since total crime has fallen significantly since the mid 1990s. Yet two thirds of the population still (wrongly) think that crime is rising nationally.Politicians must take account of the public’s false perception of increasing levels of crime, which seems to be sustained even in years when […]