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.

London’s 2019 murders examined: key figures in the UK capital’s homicides

In 2019, Greater London experienced a significant rise in homicides, reaching a 10-year high with 147 recorded cases, predominantly due to an increase in knife and gang-related violence. This marked a worrying 50% hike in homicide rates since 2014.