According to a new report from the British Crime Survey
researchers, readers of tabloid newspapers are more likely to
believe that crime (in the country as a whole) is rising "a
lot" (more likely than broadsheet readers, that is).
No big surprise, but I don't mind having academic research confirm
• The report also finds that the elderly (age 65 to 74)
are most likely to believe that crime has risen a lot (ironically,
they're the group least likely to be victims of crime).
• And those with "higher education" are apparently
less likely to believe the propaganda about escalating crime.
See page 66 of Attitudes, perceptions and risks of crime:
Supplementary Volume 1 to Crime in England and Wales 2006/07 (pdf