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Dear government departments, get your shit together - Tactical Ninja

Sep. 30th, 2012

12:01 pm - Dear government departments, get your shit together

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This graph shows the reoffending rates* for2007-2011 in New Zealand, and compares the rates for those who served terms of imprisonment vs those who served community-based sentences:

Can you spot the subtle problem with the information provided here?

If you said "Hey, they haven't labelled which rate is which!" you'd be right. Apparently this is what we are supposed to base our policy (or in my case, my academic essay) on. And yes, that's straight off the Ministry of Justice website.


* I'd love to know how they knew who'd reoffended and how often. I'm assuming they mean the re-arrest rate or re-conviction rate, implying they rely on police statistics as an indicator of crime (which is a whole nother rant). I wish they'd actually say that.


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Date:October 1st, 2012 05:34 am (UTC)
Probably some good metadata info here if you're still looking.

Edited at 2012-10-01 05:35 am (UTC)
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Date:October 1st, 2012 07:35 pm (UTC)
Yay, thank you!

*mutters about DoJ and their useless uselessness*
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Date:October 1st, 2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
I'm here to help!

(and that is REMARKABLY useless)

Edited at 2012-10-01 09:53 pm (UTC)
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