More people were murdered in London in February than in New York City. UK’s capital overtook the US city’s murder rate for the first time ever after a 15th person was killed.
LONDON – DECEMBER 27: Police tape is pictured as police officers stand guard outside of a house in Edgeware on December 27, 2007 in London, England. A man is facing charges after a police officer was killed on duty after being called to a domestic row at an address in North London. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
Ten years on our children still suffer.
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That was compared to 14 deaths in New York.
There were 22 murders in London last month compared to 21 in the Big Apple, the Times reported. The newspaper quoted figures from the Met Police. Both of the popular cities have roughly the same population of 8.5 million people.
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And it doesn’t look like things will improve any time soon for London with March’s numbers also set to be higher.