Although its homicide rate is lower, since 2017 London has a higher violent crime rate than New York City.
A senior Scotland Yard officer has called on the court system to back up the work of police by using the sentencing powers handed to them to their full extent, in an effort to make prison an actual deterrent to would-be offenders.
Remarking that it is “challenging” when police work means a successful prosecution is brought against a knife criminal but the judge hands out a light sentence, Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt said efforts by the police to put criminals behind bars had to be “followed through in the courts”.
Speaking to Sky News, the senior officer also said offenders should get rehabilitation in prison to prevent them from reoffending.
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United Kingdom crime immigration
London, United Kingdom
United Kingdom (GB) is estimated to have a population of 65.1 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.6% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 2 million.