Rising toll: London’s teen homicides increase in 2023

London witnessed a concerning rise in teen homicides in 2023, surpassing the previous year’s count with a mix of stabbings, shootings, and other violent incidents.

London’s 2023 murders examined: key figures in the UK capital’s homicides

This report presents a detailed analysis of the estimated 103 homicides that occurred in Greater London in 2023, marked by a concerning trend in violent crimes. Stabbings emerged as the predominant method of killing, accounting for over 60% of cases.

London’s 2021 murders examined: key figures in the UK capital’s homicides

In 2021, Greater London experienced a record high in teenage homicides, predominantly due to knife and gun crimes, with about 30 male teenagers aged 14 to 19 becoming victims. This surge in violence, despite COVID-19 lockdowns, suggests that restrictions did not significantly dampen street violence.