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.
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.
STAY HOME: Mayor of LONDON Says Trump 'Not Welcome' in UK
The liberal mayor of London, an outspoken opponent of President Trump, said the Commander-in-Chief would “not be welcomed” in the UK capital; repeating his call for Prime Minister Theresa May to cancel Trump’s visit to the staunch American ally.
Mayor Sadiq Khan made his incendiary comments in a written statement, responding to the London Assembly’s request on how the city’s government would prepare for an official state visit from the President.
“What will you do to make the President of the United States, our greatest friend and ally, feel welcome when he comes to visit London in February 2018?” asked an assembly member earlier this month.
“As Mayor, I will always speak up to protect the interests and security of Londoners. I have previously called on Theresa May to cancel her ill-judged offer of a state visit to President Trump,” responded Khan. “After the latest incident, where President Trump used twitter to promote a vile, extremist group that exists solely to sow division and hatred in our country, it is clear that any official visit here would not be welcomed.”
“Many Brits who love both America and Americans, as I do, will see recent comments made by President Trump as hardly in tune with the special relationship between our two countries,” he added. “London is a beacon of tolerance, acceptance and diversity, and Mr Trump has demonstrated time and time again that his views are completely incompatible with the values Londoners hold dear.”
The feud between Khan and President Trump dates back to last summer, when the President harshly criticized the mayor’s “pathetic excuse” regarding a deadly terror attack in the UK capital.
“At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!'” tweeted Trump.
h/t Breitbart News