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Friday, 15 May 2009
BBC Radio 4, 1330 BST
A frequently-cited statistic says domestic violence is the leading cause of death or injury for women aged 15-44.
It has been widely reported and appears in government reports.
We explain why it is completely wrong.
And we ask how we can get better data on domestic violence.
Tim Harford takes apart a rogue statistic on domestic violence which has been circulating since the 1990s, questions news reports which suggest that the recession is hitting white collar workers hardest and reveals a new mathematical riddle - the Kate Bush conjecture.
An Open University co production for BBC Radio 4.
- Broadcast on:
- BBC Radio 4, 8:00pm Sunday 17th May 2009
- 30 minutes
- Available until:
- 12:00am Thursday 1st January 2099