Khan's London: 2021 Was Record Year For Youth Murder

Khan's London: 2021 Was Record Year For Youth Murder

Despite the galloping developments in trauma medicine which have otherwise helped murder rates fall while stabbings rise across the country, London has still defied overall trends, and even lockdowns keeping many people at home to witness a record year of youth murders.

Two murders on the same day last week pushed the sad toll of murders of teenagers in London to 30 in 2021, a new record. The next-nearest was 29 underaged teens killed in 2009, and the LondonWorld local-focus site claims 2021’s killings are the highest since the Second World War.

The two latest murders which pushed the city’s teen murders to record heights took place on Thursday, with a 16-year-old boy stabbed in West London just hours after a separate incident

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