this is what i found about crime in LDN
England banned handgun ownership ten years ago. Today London is reaping the bloody harvest of unbridled crime we predicted all along, with rates of violent crime that make the U.S. look like Disneyland.
Fearless criminals know residents are defenseless, so the attacks escalate without mercy and without pause. Each day brings new reports of more murders, more robberies, more assaults — and fewer arrests.
It's a huge story, so profound and so vindicating of the NRA that you'll never see it in mainstream media.
According to the British government, the violent crime rate in the London area is 3,400 per 100,000. The violent crime rate in Washington, D.C., one of our most crime-ridden cities, is 1,459 per 100,000.
That's right. London, England, has more than twice the violent crime of our own crime capital.
What's worse, the British government's reaction would be comical if the consequences weren't so horrible.
Prime Minister Tony Blair is denying that there's a problem. While the Conservative Party leader, David Cameron, says London's most recent murder is evidence that British society is "broken," Blair says, "This tragedy is not a metaphor for the state of British society, still less for the state of British youth today, the huge majority of whom, including in this part of London, are responsible, law-abiding people."
Blair just doesn't get it. Of course the vast majority of British subjects are law-abiding people. But they're also helpless victims. The decade-long gun ban has only made things worse. Plus, most criminals get off with incredibly light sentences.
While London's law-abiding keep seeing the same released thugs on the streets, Tony Blair and company keep making the same excuses. Their failed policies are costing countless lives.
Every day Blair spends in denial, society breaks down a little more. How long before it can't be fixed at any cost?