Committee chairman Steve O’Connell 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.”
This is after a report by the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee showing a 44% rise in homicides from last year, 30% rise in youth homicides and 36% rise in personal robbery.
In 2016/17 youth homicides were 26, now up to 34, personal robbery now 30,609 compared to the previous years’ 22,479, with homicides up to 157 from 109.
Something needs to be done. Sadiq Khan are simply not keeping Londoners safe.
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