London: Increase In Crime Rate Linked To Increase In Migration


The changing diversity in London’s population has led to significant increase in crime rate. 

According to the New Observer, official police statistics showed that at least 754 violent attacks occur in London daily and that crime overall continues to rise at the alarming rate of over ten percent every six months.

125,190 thefts reported ( January to June 2018-105 596); 108,084 assaults and violent attacks (January to June 2018-1102 829);  61,497 vehicle offenses (January to June 2018-54 056);  40 409 burglaries (January to June 2018-39 442);  28,067 arson and criminal damage incidents (January to June 2018-28 430); 9,998 sexual offenses (January to June 2018-10 109).

In total, the number of crimes for the period January to June 2019 was 448,309 compared to 407,354 in the first six months of June 2018, which represents a ten percent increase.

The number of murders committed in the same six-month period totalled 67 with majority of those murdered being black and mixed-race. 

Incidents of gang- related violence in African communities have also spiked in suburban London.

Black knife crimes in London and other nonwhite crimes are on the rise as well. In 2017 for example, there were 465 acid attacks recorded by the Metropolitan Police, compared with just 77 in 2012.

Majority of these crimes have been linked to the rising number of immigrants or multiracial Londoners.

Migration significantly decreased the number of ethnic Britons, despite the sharp increase in the capital’s overall population.  According to the national statistics, the latest data show that 37 % of the city’s population are foreigners.

The city has the highest proportion of Muslims, Hindus, Jews and Buddhists, with the largest number of such residents coming from India. The numbers of black, Asian and multiracial Londoners born in the UK have significantly increased in the past decade.

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