London Murder Rate Overtakes New York Amid Spike In Stabbings, Shootings

London has surpassed New York City's murder rate for the second month in a row, due mostly to a spike in knife crime and shootings which left 15 Londoners dead in February - nine of whom were age 30 or younger, and 22 dead in March vs. New York City's 21, according to the Sunday Times.

While both cities have around 8.5 million people, NYC's murder rate has dropped by around 87% since the 1990's, while London's has grown approximately 40% in just three years - not including deaths from terrorist attacks. Experts have credited the NYPD's zero-tolerance policing model driving down the homicide rate in NYC from around 2,000 deaths in 1990 to 230 last year. 

London, however, is experiencing a spike in violent crime. 

On Saturday a murder probe was launched after a 36-year-old woman was killed in what is believed to be the 30th incident of fatal knife crime in the capital this year

The death came just hours after a man 23-year-old man died after being stabbed in the neck in Plumstead, south-east London on Thursday evening.

Jacob Whittingham, charity head of programmes for Fight for Peace, told the paper: "What's scary about London is the randomness of the crime. -standard.co.uk

"With young people in London, you have no idea if and when you may be the victim of a violent crime — that's why they feel the need to carry weapons." 

The latest victim was stabbed to death after leaving an Earlsfield bar in south West London early Saturday morning. Police responded to a call around 1:10 a.m. that a man had been found injured on Ellerton Road, only to find a 20-year-old man suffering from a stab wound. Despite efforts to save his life, the man was declared dead at the scene just before 2 a.m. 

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of his murder, and is currently in custody at a west London police station.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Cranwell said: "Sadly, another family has been left devastated with the tragic death of a young man from an act of violence. We are appealing to anyone who was in the area to come forward."

That said, London remains substantially safer overall in comparison to New York City - with fewer than half of the homicides NYC experienced in 2017. That said, according to the Telegraph, a person is nearly six times more likely to be burgled in London than in New York City, and 1.5 times as likely to fall victim to a robbery. 

London also has nearly three times the number of reported rapes, however the Telegraph notes that differences in reporting methodology may account for the vastly higher number in London.

London Metropolitan police commissioner, Cressida Dick, says that social media is partly to blame for the rise in knife violence, and battling gangs have sparked up longstanding "postcode wars," so - you know, not migrants. 

“London remains one of the safest cities in the world,” a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police told The Independent. ”The Met is concerned at the increase in murders in London, and specialist detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

“One murder is one to many, and we are working hard with our partners to understand the increase and what we can all do to prevent these tragedies from happening in the first place.”

To combat the rising violence, Dick has announced a new task force of around 100 officers to help tackle violent crime in London. 

Hopefully they're more effective than these super troopers:

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Luc X. Ifer kralizec Mon, 04/02/2018 - 08:35 Permalink

We need an United Europe but not one built-up upon left fascist utopian ideologies. We need an united and strong Europe built starting from a foundation consisting from european traditional common values and cultural ground and framed into by center-right policies designed to strengthen the freedom and individuals rights to self determination - shared responsibilities, common prosperity and security of the european people must be the priority and wellfare state must be outlawed.   

What people of Europe don't realize is that without Europe raising to the status of a full integrated union of states as US but as a strong, republic exercising bold policies with regards to its identity and asserting a bold possition towards its best interest geopolitically - Europe will always be just a mass of divided enclaves at the disposition of manipulation in their own interest by various global players like US and Russia/China. Europe must become a true, bold and strong global assertive player kind of a joined best of what British, Austrian and German empires have been without the colonialist and fascists aspects, just strong and proud of themselves.  

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Luc X. Ifer kralizec Mon, 04/02/2018 - 08:47 Permalink

And that's a good sign. Once more and more of the members will vote politicans leaning towards this type of policies - hopefully Pegida will take over Germany in few years, this will become a reality. We need a majority at Bruxelles of these kind of politicians who share this view about a strong and bold, assertive United Europe focused solely on its own people security, prosperity and cultural self determination.

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Mr. Bones Kfilly Mon, 04/02/2018 - 09:00 Permalink

Ms. Dick says that 'social media is partly to blame for the rise in knife violence, and battling gangs have sparked up longstanding "postcode wars,"'

Lie of omission. If domestic gang activity is up 2% you can say that and not be wrong. Incredibly and maliciously misleading, but not wrong. She even caches it in "partly to blame," where's the rest of the blame?

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Hong Kong Phooey beemasters Mon, 04/02/2018 - 07:24 Permalink

London and Paris are in the same downward spiral.  So many factors working against them...virtue-signalling (Muslim) mayor, Tories slashing police budgets, and of course that London bobbies are complete pussies.  When I first moved here I couldn't believe how they let the yobs show such disrespect.  I used to fantasize about seeing a platoon of Newark beat cops turned loose in a council estate.

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css1971 philipat Mon, 04/02/2018 - 04:03 Permalink

The reason the murder rate has spiked is the UK is experiencing a wave of immigration in the hundreds of thousands per year, and lots of them are criminals.

 

"battling gangs" = imported (immigrant) drug gangs fighting for market share/territory.

 

London should celebrate it's enrichment. Everyone be sure to congratulate the mayor on his achievement on social media. #LondonIsOpen

 

https://twitter.com/mayoroflondon

 

And fuck it, why not congratulate the Prime Minister too:

https://twitter.com/theresa_may

And you might congratulate The Met police on their successful thought policing of Twitter and other social media while you're at it:

https://twitter.com/metpoliceuk

 

FYI for Brits (and Germans)... The class of devices called "Airbows" are currently entirely unregulated by UK/German firearm laws.

https://gogun.de/de/category/de-fx-airguns/

http://www.outdoorhobbies.co.uk/benjamin-pioneer-airbow-package-4997-p…

The Benjamin version is almost exactly the same energy as a typical .22LR.

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Killdo css1971 Mon, 04/02/2018 - 10:40 Permalink

most refugees are fake. I lived in the UK and met about 20 or so refugees (while studying etc) - I did a little research and asked them about how they got to the UK. All of them lied about danger they were exposed (i.e Serbs from Serbia lying they were from Croatia where there was a war etc). 4 or so of my friends lied even about which country they came from. My Albanian friends (4 of them ) said they were from Yugoslavia (they have never been there but got fake passports from Albanian mafia) . Etc

 I have never met a real refugee. 

I told my English PhD friend who worked for Home Office Refugee division  (without giving her names) what the problem was - she was too PC to even know what to say about it - let alone do anything 

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css1971 GeezerGeek Mon, 04/02/2018 - 13:34 Permalink

Germany and the UK will at some point get round to regulating them.

We live in borderline fascist societies where everything must be controlled. Either banning them, or more likely legislating them so much that you'll have to jump through dozens of regulatory hoops to own one. Possibly limiting performance dramatically like most other other air weapons.

 

Until that happens though, an individual can put their credit card into a web site and have it delivered a couple of days later.

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Sirius Wonderblast philipat Mon, 04/02/2018 - 06:48 Permalink

Well, he is the total prat who campaigned on ending "stop and search", and lately has announced an increase in it because people keep getting killed. Only after many have been killed needlessly, you understand. Pandered to an immigrant vote, then once elected shit hits the fans so reverse all engines. Pillock. But worse, an utterly corrupt pillock - if you want to know a little more about Khan read about his associates such as Lutfur Rahman.

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OverTheHedge COSMOS Mon, 04/02/2018 - 03:23 Permalink

 

Experts have credited the NYPD's zero-tolerance policing model driving down the homicide rate in NYC from around 2,000 deaths in 1990 to 230 last year. 

I am much enamoured of the Freakanomics theory that the significant crime reduction is actually due to abortion, not policing. Obviously, no police service is going to suggest that they are irrelevant, and it is all down to not having a huge crop of unwanted, poverty-stricken ne'er-do-wells running riot.

http://freakonomics.com/2005/05/15/abortion-and-crime-who-should-you-be…

 

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zvzzt COSMOS Mon, 04/02/2018 - 06:43 Permalink

Lived and worked there from 1991 until 1997. Went back with the kids for a short trip down memory lane. What a shithole it has become. Really run down and full of low life scum, even in the inner city which used to be very safe at night. The place is lost and the indigenous population knows it.  

Opportunity of Brexit to become radical and fix things? Probably not

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Billybullshit Mon, 04/02/2018 - 02:53 Permalink

Its the fault of all the third world low life that's been let in the country.Its the main reason people voted Brexit, to regain control of our Borders. We need politicians who are not afraid to do what is necessary. Don't hold your breath!

hansg Billybullshit Mon, 04/02/2018 - 05:08 Permalink

Err, no. Stabbing people in the neck is a specific islamic commandment: quran 8:12, which read "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieved, so strike [them] upon the necks and strike from them every fingertip".

So it's not just random third-world low lifes, it's very specific third-world low-lifes, acting according to a very specific third-world low life ideology: islam.

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Killdo Billybullshit Mon, 04/02/2018 - 09:57 Permalink

the only thing 'necessary' for the psychopaths in charge of the UK is either money or some other kind of personal gain/competition. 

It's the nature of their sickness - psychopaths cannot be any other way  - and could not care about others even if they wanted to - such is the nature of their sickness. 

A good article on why UK is ruled by a bunch of immature, mentally damaged clowns: 

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/jun/09/boarding-schools-bad-…

I have many friends from Malborough,Harrow and other boarding schools - all they learn there is how to pretend to be something they are not - and how to be charming, good psychopaths with that Catatonic/ exaggerated accent so valued by Anglosheeple 

 

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