HC Deb 03 March 1983 vol 38 cc184-5W
39. Mr. Neubert

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department to what extent he estimates crime in London is understated by official statistics.

Mr. Mayhew

I cannot offer a useful estimate at present, since no analysis of data from the British crime survey has yet been carried out to assess the extent of unrecorded crime in London. The value of such an exercise is limited by the size of the London sub-sample, but an analysis will be attempted when resources permit.