London murder rate overtakes NY for first time as crime surges

Posted April 04, 2018

There were 15 murders in London in February against 14 in New York, according to London's Metropolitan Police Service and the New York Police Department.

In 2018 so far, Met Police has investigated 46 murder - compared with 50 in the U.S. city. London remains one of the safest cities in the world.

According to the Sunday Times, 15 people were murdered in London in February, while 14 were killed in NY. The first quarter of this year has seen 46 murders in the capital.

Including January's figures, there have still been more murders in NY, which has a similar-sized population to London, but British politicians and police are increasingly expressing concern about the higher United Kingdom numbers, driven by a surge in knife crime.

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Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones, who chairs the all-party parliamentary group on knife crime, told the BBC's Today programme that the United Kingdom should follow New York's example in tackling violent crime. We need a proper strategy that looks at all the issues.

"There are so many drugs, stabbings, and killings", she added. "Knife crimes and violent crimes act like an epidemic, so you need to go in at the source to cut it off and then you need to inoculate the future young people against it", she said. Two people have since been charged with Balbir Johal's death, which marked a spike in such attacks.

POLICE IN LONDON are investigating after a teenage girl was killed and a boy injured in separate shooting incidents in the city last night. "London must come together to make it clear that this can not continue".

A 17-year-old girl died after she was found with gunshot wounds in Tottenham, north London, and a man was fatally stabbed in south London on Sunday.

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