Knife Crime and Murder Rate Up

New crime stats via the ONS:

  • a continued rise in the number of offences involving knives or sharp instruments, with police recording 16% more offences this year compared with last year
  • the number of homicides recorded by the police showed a fourth consecutive rise, increasing by 12% compared with last year; this follows a long-term decline
  • these offences tend to be concentrated in London and other metropolitan areas

When are the PM and Mayor of London going to get a grip?


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