In the rating of the criminal cities of the world, London overtook New York. Exactly in the capital of the United Kingdom robberies, hooliganism with weapons and rape are more common now. And the numbers show that Londoners are attacked by criminals 1.5 times more often than New Yorkers. Recent statistics show an increase in crime rates by 13% across the whole territory of the UK, but in London itself, this indicator is significantly higher.
Here it should be emphasized that Scotland Yard and the New York Police Department have approximately the same staffing level - more than 30 thousand employees. Also, the financing of agencies is nearly comparable - £3 billion. But due to the fact that in the mid-90s the business capital of the United States was swept by the criminality against the backdrop of increased drug supplies, American policemen changed tactics.
Under the leadership of the mayor of the city Rudolph Giuliano and police commissioner Bill Bratton, zero tolerance was introduced in New York, even to the smallest crime. And this tactic has born fruit: with an annual murders rate of 2,000 in 1990, the number dropped to 335 last year. At the same time on another continent, Scotland Yard did not even register minor crimes, spending resources on investigating only more or less significant cases. As a result, crime rates in London went steadily upwards.