Brand new statistics from the MET reveal that the recent crime wave in London is rising, the scariest example is murder skyrocketing by 44% year after year.
Murder shot up from 109 to 157, with reportedly 8 of them losing their life from terror attacks.
Crimes involving a knife are up 21%, rape is up some 18%, offences that have a sexual nature are up 11% and gun crime offences are actually down 4.6%, but there has been 23% rise in ‘in the discharge of lethal barrelled guns’ So not a lot of good news for the safety of Londoners.
Shockingly, robbery has seen a massive increase with a 36% more offences, which includes a 36% rise in robbery on people’s personal belongings. The MET have claimed this has a lot to do with moped related crime.
Burglaries on people’s businesses and homes has increased by 11% also.
Martin Hewitt the Assistant Commissioner responsible for Territorial Policing went on record to say: “The Met continues to experience a very busy and challenging time against the backdrop of significant reductions in resources. I am very concerned about the rise in crime in the capital, particularly murder, violent crime and knife crime.”
The statistics are truly shocking and without doubt not something we should ignore. Sadiq Khan the Mayor of London and the Tory government need to work together to sort out the crisis London is plagued by, it needs to be done now before we end up with riots or complete anarchy in London. The safety and security of the British people cannot be funded with peanuts, hardened criminals need to face the full force of the British justice system.