'Violent scourge' on London streets as murder figures overtake New York

From Reuters - April 3, 2018

LONDON (Reuters) - London police investigated more murders than New York over the last two months, statistics show, as the mayors office condemned a violent scourge on the citys streets after another weekend of bloodshed.

A 17-year-old girl died after she was found with gunshot wounds in Tottenham, north London, and a man was fatally stabbed in south London on Sunday.

The Mayor is deeply concerned by violent crime in the capital - everylife lost to violent crime is a tragedy, a spokeswoman for London Mayor Sadiq Khan said in a statement on Tuesday.

Our city remains one of the safest in the world ... but Sadiq wants it to be even safer and is working hard to bring an end to this violent scourge.

There were 15 murders in London in February against 14 in New York, according to Londons Metropolitan Police Service and the New York Police Department. For March, 22 murders were investigated in London, with 21 reports in New York.


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