Crime figures ‘under-estimated’

Three million more crimes are committed in England and Wales every year than Home Office figures indicate, according to a report by a think tank.

Civitas says the British Crime Survey is failing to accurately record the experiences of repeat victims of crime.

That survey puts a limit of five on the number of times a victim can be targeted by the same offender.

The report estimates the number of crimes to be 14 million but the Home Office said its figures were reliable.

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