A man in his mid-twenties was brutally stabbed to death in North London Wednesday night, bringing the British capital’s murder rate to over 50 people since the beginning of 2018 and raising serious security questions throughout the United Kingdom.
According to the Telegraph, the unidentified man was found “fatally wounded” by the Metropolitan Police Department in London’s Hackney neighborhood shortly after 8pm.
“In the same borough just hours earlier a man in his 50s died outside a bookmakers in Upper Clapton Road following a suspected fight,” writes the Telegraph. “The attack has added to the UK’s soaring rate of knife crime, with fatal stabbings in England and Wales at their highest levels since 2010/11.”
The stabbing death comes just days after two teenagers were killed in similar attacks in the country’s largest city.
The shocking tally means the murder rate in London has risen by 40% in just three years; the stark opposite to New York City’s crime statistics which have fallen by nearly 90% since Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s harsh crackdown in the 1990s.
LONDON FALLING: UK Capital MURDER RATE Now Higher Than NYC
The official murder rate in London is now higher than similar statistics in New York City for the first time in modern history, with a record-breaking 12 killings occurring in the UK capital in just over two weeks.
According to the UK’s Daily Mail, Britain’s largest city is in the midst of a stunning crime wave; where the official murder tally topped New York’s for the first time in recorded history.
“February marked the first month in history books that London had more murders than the American city with a total of 15 homicides. Out of the 15 killed, nine were aged 30 or younger,” writes the Daily Mail. “In March, there were 22 murders, which is likely to match if not beat out New York’s numbers.”
Unlike the United States, most murders throughout Britain are committed using knives and other weapons as the UK has far stricter regulations on rifles and shotguns and a de-facto ban on pistols and handguns.
The crime rate in many American cities -and most notably New York City- has plummeted since the 1980s and 1990s; with the Big Apple’s murder rate dropping a stunning 87% from the mid 1990s.
LONDON FALLING: UK Capital MURDER RATE Soars 40% in Three Years
The murder rate in London, United Kingdom is up a staggering 40% in just three years; topping New York City for the first time in recorded history and raising alarm bells throughout Britain over escalating stabbings and shootings across the capital.
According to Yahoo News, 15 people were murdered in London in February compares to 14 in America’s largest city. The gruesome statistics were similar in March, with 22 people killed in the UK capital compared to 21 in New York City.
The shocking tally means the murder rate in London has risen by 40% in just three years; the stark opposite to New York’s crime statistics which have fallen by nearly 90% since Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s harsh crackdown in the 1990s.
Unlike the United States, most murders in the United Kingdom are committed with knives and other non-firearm weapons.
“There’s definitely something about the impact of social media in terms of people being able to go from slightly angry with each other to ‘fight’ very quickly,” said Scotland Yard’s chief of Knife Crime.