Murder rate: London overtakes NY

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In contrast, London's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has been gradually scaling back its pre-emptive measures, specifically stop-and-search ops, due to accusations of political incorrectness, as the operations allegedly discriminated against ethnic minorities, who were targeted by police officers more frequently. "She's never hung around with any gang crime or anything". "She didn't know what to do".

"They think being a man is being hyper-masculine", she added.

London police investigated more murders than NY over the last two months, statistics show, as the mayor's office condemned a "violent scourge" on the city's streets after another weekend of bloodshed.

Talking about the fact Tanesha was believed to be caught in cross-fire, he said: "If you are going to shoot at someone shouldn't you make sure you are pointing (the gun) at the right person? There is a role for all of us - London's public, our partners and the police", she said.

"This is a horrific and distressing incident", Creasy, the member of parliament for the area, said on Facebook appealing for witnesses.

The Met police has said the two shootings are not linked, and are being dealt with by two different police teams.

Police said they were called to the hospital just after 8.30pm on Thursday and officers have designated it a crime scene while they examine the vehicle used to transport the victim.

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But a game Parker kept going and the boos at the end of the contest appeared to be aimed at the referee rather than the boxers. The Brit beat Kiwi Joseph Parker via unanimous points decision to add his WBO title to his own WBA, IBO and IBF belts.

Mayor Sadiq Khan's office said it was "deeply concerned" by the latest figures, but insisted that London "remains one of the safest [cities] in the world".

No arrests have been made.

A young man was stabbed to death in London yesterday, bringing the number of fatal knife attacks in the capital to 31 this year.

The shootings come amid concerns over rising violent crime in the capital. "It's looking like it'll be worse that last year, which was worse than the year before", he told Reuters.

The city's murder rate has now surpassed that of NY for the first time in modern history as the scourge of knife crime continues.

But New York City's murder rate has dropped precipitously since mayhem in the 1980's and 1990's.

The Met recorded 37,443 knife-related crimes in the year ending September 2017 - a 21% increase compared with the previous year.

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