Murder Rate in Khan’s London Set to Smash Last Year’s Record
British capital's homicide rate explodes
London's soaring murder rate is set to surpass that of 2018, making it the highest level of violent killings in a decade.
Following two separate fatal stabbings on Tuesday, the British capital's violent murders have risen to 110, higher than the 108 the city had experienced by September 25th, 2018, The Telegraph reports.
In 2018, London saw 132 homicides, revealing how quickly how crime has risen in the city since Labour’s Sadiq Khan became mayor of London.
According to the London Tories, their analysis showed a 52 percent rise in knife crime, a 30 percent rise in gun crime, along with an increase of 24 percent in homicide since 2016.
In July, President Donald Trump blasted Khan, saying he's to blame for "terror attacks" in London in recent years.
The president said Khan has “done a very bad job on terrorism” by “allowing millions and millions” of migrants into the British capital.
During an interview inside the US Embassy in Brussels ahead of his visit to the UK, the US President said the London Mayor was responsible for terrorism.
Speaking to the Sun, Trump said:
“I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad."
“I look at cities in Europe, and I can be specific if you’d like."
Earlier this month, a man was stabbed to death in Ealing, West London, making the stabbing the 114th murder in the British capital so far this year.
The unnamed victim, identified only as a male in his 20s, was found in Ealing Common after suffering from a fatal stabbing.
In July, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed to fight spiraling UK crime head-on as he pledges to "make our streets safer" by starting to recruit 20,000 new police officers "within weeks."
The new PM also revealed he had ordered an urgent review of plans to make it easier for law enforcement to use stop-and-search powers.
The recruitment drive is one of Mr. Johnson's Tory leadership campaign promises.
Forces will start recruiting in September, and BoJo wants it completed within a three-year deadline.