Originally Posted by dugan
Yes, but he wasn't claiming to have seen any statistics. He wasn't even claiming that they existed. He was merely insinuating (baselessly, it seems) they might
Not sure I was insinuating anything, I was trying to have a duscussion.
It seems to me, and this is purely anecdotal, that I quite often hear stats quoted regarding who is doing what to whom and how often, for instance there is a specific demographic for knife crime in the UK, backed up by a lot of hospital and police stats.
I'm well aware that stats are tricky, but the ones we have seem fairly clear that it tends to be teenage boys who stab each other.
What I'm getting at is, do you really thing that we should ignore those stats and stop and search on a random basis thus wasting lots of time of people who are statistically not likely to be involved anyway?