London’s homicide rate has fallen steadily over the last decade, dropping 47 percent since 2003. Figures from the Metropolitan Police showed 117 murders recorded in the capital last year, down from 222 in the year 2011.
The drop in London homicides is continuing, with even fewer committed in the last twelve months.
The declining rate has been attributed to a combination of successful crime prevention work and better-trained paramedics.
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