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(Untitled), 09 Feb 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/4/50-61

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Memorandum from Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office] marked "confidential" to WSC concerning Mr Simpson's criminal statistics. He makes several observations on the trends shown by the statistics including: the decrease in numbers of prisoners convicted on indictment and in crimes "known to the police"; interpretation of the figures; the increase in crimes against property (which is attributed to the spread of "crude socialistic ideas"); and increased leniency towards short sentences. Typescript with handwritten corrections, signed with initials.


  • Creation: 09 Feb 1911

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