While New York is ever safer, London becomes more dangerous:
A spike in violent crime in London saw more murders committed in the city in February and March than there were in New York, figures show.
So far in 2018, 46 people in London have been fatally stabbed, shot or injured compared to 50 in the US city.
But, while New York’s rate month-on-month has decreased since January, London’s is on the rise.
Ex-Met Police Ch Supt Leroy Logan says it is proof that “London’s violent traits have become a virus”.
The vast majority of London murders – 31 of 46, or 67 percent – were stabbings, only five – 11 percent – involved guns. Whereas it can be persuasively argued that London is less dangerous overall than New York, it is obvious that those inclined to violence will attack with whatever weapon is available. Perhaps Britain should consider outlawing all implements – knives, screw drivers, knitting needles and the like – with stabbing potential.