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What are the possible causes of the large disparity between official sources of crime statistics and the results of these other statistics projects?

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    Which other statistics projects?

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    comparing and contrasting the official sources of crime statistics with more unofficial sources: For example, compare the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) data with self-report surveys or prisoner interviews.

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    Thanks for clarifying your question. Would you expect the data from self-report surveys or prisoner interviews to be accurate? Isn't it in people's self-interest to often shade the truth for such interviews and surveys?

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    I would say surveys

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    Both prisoner interviews and self-report surveys encourage shading the truth.

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