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In her article The Dark Figure of British Crime Claire Berlinski (2009) writes the following:
The problem [with the accuracy of crime statistics] was first described in the 1830s by Adolphe Quetelet a Belgian mathematician and sociologist and the founder of modern scientific statistics. The real crime rate which he called the dark figure of crime could not be revealed by official statistics he argued: Our observations can only refer to a certain number of known and tried offenders out of the unknown sum total of crimes committed. Since this sum total of crimes committed will probably ever continue unknown all the reasoning of which it is the basis will be more or less defective.
Berlinski further outlined what she finds to be the reasons for why some crime is left unaccounted for. The following are a few of her key points:
Using the library Internet and other resources research applicable trend analysis reports and examples to support your response to the following question: