Posts tagged: Statistics

The Year in Numbers


It’s that time of year when we look back at the nonsense of the last twelve months and wonder what the world is coming to, especially if statistics are to be believed.

Take the mobile phone for example. I don’t use one because I don’t need to and I get cross at the way people can sit in restaurants or wherever and ignore each other while texting someone who isn’t there, presumably to complain about the boring company. Or perhaps they’re texting one another… Read more ›››

Damned Lies

Don’t you just love statistics. The latest figures for Manchester show that the riots and looting earlier this summer actually lead to a reduction in crime. Let me explain.

In the past, if a burglar was caught having broken into ten houses, it was recorded as a single incident — one criminal = one crime. Read more ›››