London Murder Rate Surpasses New York Amid Surge of Deadly Stabbings

Yihong Peng 30 was booked on murder charges Friday for the fatal stabbing of his mother and critical injury of his father

Including January's figures, NY had still experienced more murders so far this year than London.

At a conference for Chief Constables and Police and Crime Commissioners in November, several senior officers claimed some officers had become reluctant to use stop and search powers because they feared racism accusations, linking the fall to rising violent crime.

The number of murders investigated by the Met Police has risen steadily since the beginning of the year, with eight in January, 15 in February and 22 in March - most as a result of stabbings.

The shocking spate of killings this year has seen London overtake NY for the number of murders for the first time in modern history.

The news put increasing pressure on London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Metropolitan Policechief Cressida Dick. The gruesome statistics were similar in March, with 22 people killed in the United Kingdom capital compared to 21 in New York City. The cities have a similar-sized population.

The Sunday Times reported 15 people were murdered in London, against 14 in NY.

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London's gun laws are among the strictest in the nation, but a significant spike in knife crimes is the driving force behind this crime wave.

For 2018 so far, there have been 46 murders in London - 31 as a result of knife attacks.

A Downing Street spokesman said that the Government's new serious violence strategy will focus on intervention measures meant to "break the cycle" of violent crime.

In an effort to reverse the risky trend, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick announced that the capital's police force will increase "intelligence-led" stop-and-search. The national government has been run by the Conservatives since 2010, with Prime Minister Theresa May previously serving as interior minister from 2010 to 2016. "It's looking like it'll be worse that last year, which was worse than the year before", he told Reuters. "It feels like we're in a crisis and we need to respond in that way".

"It's not nice - so many drugs, stabbings, cycles up and down - no respect for people any more".

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