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15x more people (mainly women) killed by domestic violence than terrorism since 2000.

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NoMorePoliticsPlease · 28/12/2019 16:37

Statistics are generally meaningless. Lazy journalism


PlanDeRaccordement · 28/12/2019 18:04

It’s comparing the apples and oranges to argue for more money. Meaningless to compare such different statistics:
Official figures show there were 1,870 domestic murders in England and Wales between 2000 and 2018, compared with 126 that were terrorism-related.

Every year an average of 6,500 people commit suicide in the UK. That’s 123,500 from 2000 to 2018 or 66x more deaths from self murder than domestic murder. Should we write an inflammatory article and campaign for money to be redirected to NHS mental health instead of to the police?

No. But that is what Guardian has done. It’s click bait journalism.


DGRossetti · 28/12/2019 18:07

Isn't the point that we probably spend at least 15x less on domestic murders than we do on anti-terror measures ?


Northernparent68 · 28/12/2019 18:39

Not every problem, including DV, can be solved by more spending.

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