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1. What percentage of offences against Melbourne cabbies (in July 1999 to June 2000) were attributed to unlawful assault? To armed robbery? To Intentional reckless injury? To fare evasion/ threatening behaviour? Repeat this for the data given from July 2000 to Jan 2001.

2. Visually represent your data firstly in a strip graph and secondly in a pie chart. What do the results tell us? Write down a conclusion or observation that you make from each set of data and then a general comment on the data as a whole. Discuss findings as a class.

3. Given the information you have, make a prediction of the yearly figures from July 2000 to June 2001, discuss your reasons.

4. List the factors that could influence the number of offences against Melbourne cabbies in the next six months? For example, how might your predictions change if Melbourne city employed an extra 2000 drivers?

(Written by Nerissa Meek, BTeach student, University of Tasmania, 2001)


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