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"The Home Office base their figures on a survey that is conducted once a year http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/bcs1.html - in other words, they take a statistical sample and extrapolate from it.
Not exactly hard evidence, is it?"
Extrapolation is kinda inherent when doing sample surveys. What would you consider 'hard evidence'?
Also, the BCS isn't carried out once a year - it's a continuous survey
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