Moped Crime Is Soaring In London

Many European cities including tourist hotspots such as Barcelona, Rome and Paris have become notorious for petty crime, especially pickpocketing.

However, as Statista's Niall McCarthy notes, while London never really gained such a bad reputation among tourists, a new criminal phenomenon is quite literally gaining traction.

Infographic: Moped crime is soaring in London | Statista

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In the UK's capital, thieves are more likely to snatch someone's bag from their moped or motorcycle as it quickly weaves in and out of traffic.

Back in 2013, the Metropolitan Police recorded 1,637 incidents of this type of crime and since then, it has soared. In 2017 (up to September 30), there were 17,604 incidences of moped crime in London.

The solution is simple - Ban Mopeds!!!

Comments

kiwidor Theosebes Goodfellow Fri, 07/06/2018 - 20:00 Permalink

they do have the right, it's a customary right, and all that has to happen is for each father to give his son a suitable knife on his 8th birthday.

the size of the blade is irrelevant.  it just has to be sharp.  seen those stanley knives?  seen how deep a gash you can make in a hunk of meat with a 3/4" edge?

you cannot outlaw customary common law rights.  but those who do not give their sons knives, nor show their sons how to use them,  and do not carry continuously, become disarmed.

i am not disarmed.  it is customary in our family for every male to carry a pocket knife, and each family reunion, the knives are shown.  our coat of arms shows a moor's head on a short sword. 

 

 

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ChristmasCactus Fri, 07/06/2018 - 04:19 Permalink

Ban Guns   !!!!  They kill people

Ban Knives  !!!!  They kill people

Ban Mopeds !!!! They steal

Ban Spoons !!!!  They make people fat

And raise taxes on the poor while we're at it.......to better serve them of course.

FreedomWriter ChristmasCactus Fri, 07/06/2018 - 04:29 Permalink

Ban stupid politicians !!! They steal AND make stupid decisions. 

A second amendment approach can manage the moped issue. Just post sharp-shooters at every city corner, it will become part and parcel of living in a big city and sort the problem out pretty quickly. Unfortunately, Londoners will need to kiss the pavement every time a two-wheeler goes by (at least for a while).

 

 

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Dr. Bonzo Fri, 07/06/2018 - 04:23 Permalink

Thank you Nigerians for introducing this fantastic innovation to the Western world.

See? Who said Pleistocinians couldn't adapt to the modern era?

Mentaliusanything Yen Cross Fri, 07/06/2018 - 06:59 Permalink

Nah! I'm a Big lad that carries a 15 inch Japanese Police Baton (C 1935), with a leather strap. At the end of that strap is a 4 inch capped cylinder of very thick and hard leather with ZZZZ cut down into its 4 sides of the long face. If it hits flesh with the leather end, The Z's open up  then close thus removing 4 inches of Human flesh about a quarter inch thick. Using the other end just ends life.  London needs Hard and deadly force. No inch over 4 given and none longer than 4 taken. It is an evil weapon close.  

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Overdrawn Fri, 07/06/2018 - 04:34 Permalink

Meanwhile the London 'Mayor' Sadiq Khan cannot deal with the moped crime, acid attacks or stabbings because he is too busy arranging for an inflatable balloon to demonstrate against President Trump's visit next week.

 

RockySpears Fri, 07/06/2018 - 04:40 Permalink

  Rather than banning them:

1) let's make the legitimate users pay insurance that compensates for the crime

2) ensure they are all licensed every 4 years for which the user pays

3) a Doctor must certify that you are a trustworthy person to have a moped, with no mental health issues

4) criminal checks for all moped users with no convictions allowed

5) mopeds must be locked up when not in use in a manner so as to prevent theft

6) you may only have 4 litres of fuel at any time (because why on earth would you want more).

7) require legitimate users to notify the police as to where they are going to use their moped, with only specific areas for using mopeds

8) moped free zones, so no moped crime can happen there.

 

  Need I go on?

 

RS