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Calling all criminologists: can Frank Field’s violent crime stat possibly be right?

By James Crabtree  

Crime: was it really as low as Frank Field claims?

This morning David Cameron spoke at Demos, launching an inquiry at the think tank about character — a subject which has been on Demos director Richard Reeves’s mind ever since his big Prospect essay on the same subject, which you can read here.

I didn’t go the launch (meetings, sadly), but just read the transcript. In similar vein to his big society speech, it sees the Tories engaging…

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