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Sadiq Khan’s London has seen an “appalling escalation” of serious crimes including murder, violent robbery, and home burglary in the last year, according to new police data.
Figures released by the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee showing the number of crimes in the year to March 2018 revealed the murder rate surged 44 per cent in 2017/18 to 157, compared with 109 in the previous 12 months.
The article goes on to state the following:
Violent robbery and home burglary were up by about a third in the period, and youth killings rose by 30 per cent from 26 in 2016/17 to 34 in 2017/18.
The figures also showed sharp increases in the number of rapes (18 per cent), knife crime offences (21 per cent), and shootings (23 per cent) from the previous year’s data.
Committee chairman Steve O’Connell said: “The unacceptable rise in the most heinous crimes such as murder, street robbery and burglaries is deeply troubling.
24 year old stabbed to death in East London.
Murder rate: ⏫ 44%
Knife Crime: ⏫ 21%
Sadiq Khan: “I don’t think we’ve done anything wrong in London.”
— Ali Abbas Naseen Panju (@ali_panju) May 18, 2018
A 24-year-old man has been stabbed to death in east London. Figures released by the Met Police show that the murder rate is up by 44 percent and knife crime is up by 21 percent. @NickDixonITV tells us more… pic.twitter.com/lQpJQSfYga
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) May 18, 2018
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) May 13, 2018
When Glasgow had a knife crime epidemic, police rightly targeted those doing most of the attacks – young white gang members.
In London’s current knife crime epidemic, the attackers are mainly young black gang members.
Police should now target them too. https://t.co/86iQ3lQeMD
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 14, 2018
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