Evening Standard: Shaun Bailey: Take lessons from New York and get our police officers back on the beat

Author: Shaun Bailey


Our great city is witnessing some of the highest rates of violent crime for many years. Knife crime is up by more than 50 per cent since 2016 and the murder rate was recently worse than that of New York City. Quite rightly, many Londoners feel less secure than they once did.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has over the past two years shown a distinct lack of leadership when it comes to tackling crime. He instead shamelessly blames the Government for the rise in crime and takes no responsibility for this disturbing increase.

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