New figures reveal serious crime rocketing in London

Tuesday, 15 May, 2018

Serious crime has rocketed in London according to new figures released to the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee. 

The latest crime statistics from the Met, for the year up to March 2018, show significant increases compared to the same period last year: 

  • Murder rate up 44% from last year
  • Youth murder up 30%
  • Personal robbery up 36%
  • Home burglary up 33% 

Steve O’Connell AM, Chairman of the Police and Crime Committee, said: “The unacceptable rise in the most heinous crimes such as murder, street robbery and burglaries is deeply troubling.” 

“The Mayor of London and the Met need to take urgent practical steps to address these crimes, all of which are a third up from this time last year. Our committee will be asking what steps are being taken to keep Londoners safe and reverse this appalling escalation in crime.”

 “Londoners deserve a safe and secure city where they can live their lives without fear.”

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