More crime in London than New York?

According to the telegraph both London and New York have approximately a population of 8 million, figures suggest that you are almost six times more likely to be burgled in the British capital than in the US city, and one and a half times more likely to fall victim to a robbery. London has also almost three times the number of reported rapes. These statistics are shocking.

Under the leadership of Mayor Rudy Giuliani and police commissioner, Bill Bratton, the NYPD introduced zero tolerance approach for low level crime, which means that all crime matters. With this tactic, the criminals will fear and probably avoid the crimes on a higher level, such as murdering and raping. This makes sense because when people know that the police officers and the law will be strict on the low level crime, they will be even more strict on high level crime.

So far, the force has been an good influence on the society in the US. This way of solution can put a huge amount of emphasis on community policing in order to build bridges between the police and members of the public. I support this solution and I claim that this is the biggest reason for why New York experience less crime than in London.



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