Nottingham was calculated to have 115.54 crimes overall, followed by Leeds, with 107.22, Stockport, Greater Manchester, with 100.42 and Bradford, with 100.4. [ per 1 000 of population ]

The BBC News article based on the reaction to a report on crime rates in large urban areas by the think tank Reform highlights the perils of geographically distributed statistics. At what level do you collect figures? How do you average figures over larger areas?

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