More murders committed in London than NY

04 April, 2018, 02:16 | Author: Sheri Evans
  • Yihong Peng 30 was booked on murder charges Friday for the fatal stabbing of his mother and critical injury of his father

"Despite the best efforts of the emergency services she was pronounced dead at the scene at 22:43 hours". She's finished her schooling and gone on to work.

Sarah Castro, of Safer London, a charity working to prevent gang violence, said her staff were "shell-shocked" by the recent violence.

The 16-year-old boy was found with bullet wounds and taken to an east London hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

'We are appealing to anyone who was in the area to come forward.

He says the force has faced more than £600 million (688 million euros, US$844 million) in central government grant cuts since 2011, leading to the large-scale loss of police staff and facilities.

Police were called shortly after midnight at 1.10am to reports that a man was injured on Ellerton Road.

"A second victim, a boy believed to be 17, has been taken to an east London hospital with stab injuries".

Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy said on Twitter there had been a "serious incident involving (a) shooting and stabbing", adding it was "very distressing".

What have police said about the shootings? "No arrests have been made at this stage".

Four teenage boys - two aged 16 and two aged 15 - have been charged with GBH after appearing at Stratford Youth Court.

Here in the states, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said the figures belay a truth about gun control - that criminals will still find a way to commit violent crime even if firearms are tough to get legally and even follow-up campaigns to get knives off the streets are inefficacious.

Following a recent surge in violent crimes and stabbing incidents, the UK's capital has found itself outranking one of the world's most unsafe cities when it comes to murders.

For the "first time in modern history", London had more murders in February than New York City did, according to The Times.

A massive decline in crime has helped to transform New York City: In 1990, 2,245 people were murdered. While the United Kingdom has essentially banned private ownership of firearms, and NYC does have strict gun-control laws, the total number of law-abiding American citizens who own firearms has steadily increased across the USA since the 1990s.

Gun-related crime also went up by a fifth year-on-year, to 6,694 recorded offences.

New laws being considered include banning online stores from delivering knives to residential addresses and making it an offence to possess certain weapons in private.

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