As stabbings surge London’s murder rate beats New York Cities for the first time.
London became a bit more like New York City in February, but it’s not a distinction to be proud of.
The city of Big Ben and the tube overtook New York in murders for the first time in modern history as the British capital dealt with a surge in knife attacks.
The Sunday Times reported 15 people were murdered in London, against 14 in New York. Both cities are very diverse with large populations: London has over 8.7 million residents to New York’s 8.5 million.
In March, according to the British publication, there had been 22 killings in London versus 21 in New York.
The report also outlined the increase in stabbings
Deadly stabbings in England and Wales are now at their highest levels since 2011, rising by 12 percent in the year ending December 2017.
Mayor Sadiq Khan’s London is becoming a very violent one. Keep in mind this is the guy who told his constituents that they should get used to Terrorist attacks because it is part of life living in a city.