How does the Indian government lie with statistics?
To figure it out, watch the pea under the shell.
- http://ncrb.nic.in/StatPublications/ADSI/ADSI2012/Snapshots.pdf viii
- http://ncrb.nic.in/StatPublications/ADSI/ADSI2013/snapshots.pdf viii
- http://ncrb.nic.in/StatPublications/ADSI/ADSI2014/page-vii-x%20snapshots.pdf ix
- http://ncrb.nic.in/StatPublications/ADSI/ADSI2015/adsi-2015-full-report.pdf ix
How NOT to lie with statistics, by using the same absolute numbers of respective suicide victims but by expressing the relative sizes of the respective victim groups of husbands and wives who committed suicide in terms of percent of all suicide victims
The percentages thus calculated should have been used all along instead of the percentages that were used in the introductions to the annual NCRB reports. The percentages that were used by the NCRB instead of the objective truth reflect propaganda in action.
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