London for the first time in modern history got ahead of New York in the number of murders.
In January 2018, 18 murders were committed in New York, at the same time in London - only eight. However, following the results of the next two months, the British capital beat the American metropolis in criminal statistics.
In February, 15 murders were registered in London, and in New York - only 11. According to the results of March, there were 23 more murders in London, while in New York - two less.
In total, since the beginning of 2018 in New York, 50 people were killed, and in London - 46 people.
London, which population is commensurate with New York, is traditionally considered a safer city. As a result of 2017, in the British capital was recorded more than half less murders than in New York. However, over the past three years, the murder rate in London has increased by almost 40%.
The population of both cities is approximately 8.5 million people.
To date, the number of murders committed with the help of cold steel reached a peak in England and Wales. According to statistics, from the beginning of 2011 to December 2017, the number of registered murders increased by 12% annually. Only in London every three days one person dies in this way.