New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that in the year to September, police logged 44,771 knife crime offences.
Under the leadership of the London mayor, however, the number of child stabbing victims in the capital reached an 11-year-high in November and the murder rate in London climbed to its highest level in a decade, with three men dying in one knife attack last week.
In October a trauma surgeon at the Royal London Hospital, Martin Griffiths, warned that knife crime criminals are updating their methods in order to brutally maim and disfigure their victims.
While knife crime and violent assaults have continued to surge in the United Kingdom, murder levels have not grown at the same rate, a discrepancy attributed to the hard work of experienced trauma surgeons in London, who have become expert at saving the lives of severely wounded people who would have otherwise become murder victims.
Khan’s London: Teen Stabbings Reach Decade High https://t.co/nmId8ht7dS — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) November 25, 2019
Khan's London: Average of 40 Knife Crimes Every Day https://t.co/xl4qZOjJfq
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) April 7, 2019
The number of fatal teenage stabbings in London has reached an 11-year high. https://t.co/tmTBsi42d3
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) November 27, 2019