Originally Posted by LedBoots
This study was from 2008, just so we don't perpetuate stereotypes....
" New York also comes out on top in terms of crime. It is among the safest cities in America, with violent crime dropping 75% over the past 12 years, and the murder rate last year at its lowest level since 1963. London, meanwhile, has seen violent crime on the Underground rise 14% between 2004 and 2005, according to the British Transport Police, and its street crimes skyrocket more than 40% between 2001 and 2002.
Even the discrepancy in gun violence between the two cities is narrowing: "Although differences in arms laws have long resulted in greater gun crime in New York, the gap between the cities is lessening as New York improves its statistics whilst gun crime in London is on the increase," the report said.
One reason may be the stronger police presence in New York -there is one New York police officer for every seven crimes, compared to one officer for every 41 crimes in London, according to the Police Federation."
To read more, http://www.nysun.com/new-york/ny-far...w-study/83495/