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Nov 17, 2017

@mattbrindley1 @itvlondon The point about man on man attacks is as you say well-reported; the point about honour attacks is much less well reported; the points about ethnicity are almost entirely unremarked upon (in this context, at any rate)

Nov 17, 2017

@mattbrindley1 @itvlondon I don’t write the headlines. The copy doesn’t say ‘everyone thinks’; it relates a ‘common understanding’. The copy is based on a new data set and contains several new, unreported facts, some more significant than others

Nov 17, 2017

The data raises questions as well as answers, some of which are addressed by the Met's lead on acid attacks in a follow-up piece later today

Nov 17, 2017

Also, so-called 'honour' attacks barely exist (for ACID offences - this is not to say that they do not exist in other ways) - despite claims of one cabinet minister and many credible media sources

Nov 17, 2017

Prejudice has informed the view that Asians comprise a relative majority of suspects. Fear has informed the view that white supremacists are targeting muslims. Neither of these are borne out by the data

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