Millions of threats to kill but only thousands of convictions?

Francis, B and Soothill, K (2009) Millions of threats to kill but only thousands of convictions? In: European Society of Criminology Conference, 9 - 12 September 2009, Ljubljana, Slovenia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study explores the associations between unreported threats to kill, incidents reported to the police and threats to kill convictions. The focus of the work is on a twenty year period from 1982 to 2001 in England and Wales.. We discuss the methodological issues involved in the use of multiple sources of data taken from the British Crime Survey, Police statistics and the Offenders Index . The talk presents estimates of the prevalence of threats to kill, and the trends over the twenty years. Preliminary analysis suggests that all three – unreported, reported and convictions – have increased substantially but not at the same rate. The implications of the results will be discussed.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:5. Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis > 5.3 Small Area Estimation
ID Code:863
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