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Eurostat recorded crimes and prison populations compared

Briefing prepared by David Green, Nick Cowen and Carolina Bracken.

All statistics are taken from Eurostat, the European Union’s statistics bureau. They compare the total number of crimes recorded by police with the number of individuals incarcerated for all years in which both figures are available and comparable:

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