Stabbings Surge, Officially Makes London More Deadly Than New York

London murder rate

The number of murders in London has surpassed the number in New York City for the first time in modern history, just over two decades after the United Kingdom effectively banned handguns.

As reported by the Sunday Times, 15 people were murdered in London in February, compared to 14 in New York. Then in March, 22 people were murdered in London, versus 21 in New York.

The boost in murders in England’s capital is due to a surge in deadly stabbings. Over the weekend, a 20-year-old man stabbed to death on Easter Sunday became the 31st victim of knife crime in London this year, and the 12th person to be murdered in London in 19 days.

As for why fatal stabbings are on the rise in London, many believe a ban on handgun ownership, combined with an increase in immigration, is to blame.

Of course, liberals don’t see the correlation between England’s strict gun control and the rise in stabbings, but data doesn’t lie. In 2009, just 12 years after the passage of the Firearms Act of 1997, the Daily Mail reported that “Britain’s violent crime record is worse than any other country in the European Union,” with “a worse rate for all types of violence than the U.S. and even South Africa.”

In October 2017, Breitbart reported that rapes in London were three times higher than in New York City.

The total number of murders in London has increased by 38 percent since 2014. Meanwhile, the murder rate in New York City decreased by 90 percent from 1990 to 2017.

For now, London (45) still has fewer total murders so far this year than New York City (55). But with a stabbing every three days – and citizens unarmed and unable to defend themselves – London will surely close that gap.

Source: Fox News

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