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    (Original post by Ladbants)
    Crime is not a big issue in London. It might be more dangerous than for example Bath or Cambridge but it's still a very safe city compared to Paris, most major US cities and even Toronto. The chance of you being a victim of a serious crime is very small and the vast majority of Londoners do not experience any crime. Gun crime, knife crime and murders are a small problem concentrated in areas you wouldn't want to live in anyway. And these problems exist in other major cities like Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham. It's funny to see people overstate the crime levels in London like it's a war zone, it's not. The statistics show that crime is not a huge problem in London has overall decreased since the 90s. It does have more crime than Tokyo, but the chances of you being a victim of crime in either city are tiny.
    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crim...-a3660541.html
    A charity worker was stabbed to death on his doorstep for an iPhone 7 a few days ago in Maida Vale - where homes sell for over a million pounds. But I suppose that's an area where people wouldn't want to live anyway.

    Crime is most certainly a big problem in London, and it is growing. Robbery, knife crime, and rapes: it's all going up.

    But keep your head buried in the sand - diversity is strength and all that.

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    Terrorism, again, you're very unlikely to be a victim of terrorism while in London. It can happen in other parts of the UK, too.
    We've already had several terror attacks in the city this year and there will be more to come. The point is it's not going to get better: London will always be at the top of the terror target list.

    (Original post by Ladbants)
    And I'm pretty sure Tokyo has a much worse problem with overcrowding. In fact, London is one of the least dense major world cities. And yes, Tokyo has nowhere near the amount of diversity London has. People from abroad just don't want to live there as much as they want to live in London, New York, Paris.
    Yes, Tokyo is crowded, but it is clean and its population is polite and ordered. London has filthy air and the streets and roads - with the exception of a few areas - are poorly maintained. The numerous societal problems introduced by an endless stream of vibrant diversity hasn't made the city a better place. The Economist recently released a Safest Cities Index, and London isn't even in the top ten.
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    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crim...-a3660541.html
    A charity worker was stabbed to death on his doorstep for an iPhone 7 a few days ago in Maida Vale - where homes sell for over a million pounds. But I suppose that's an area where people wouldn't want to live anyway.

    Crime is most certainly a big problem in London, and it is growing. Robbery, knife crime, and rapes: it's all going up.

    But keep your head buried in the sand - diversity is strength and all that.



    We've already had several terror attacks in the city this year and there will be more to come. The point is it's not going to get better: London will always be at the top of the terror target list.



    Yes, Tokyo is crowded, but it is clean and its population is polite and ordered. London has filthy air and the streets and roads - with the exception of a few areas - are poorly maintained. The numerous societal problems introduced by an endless stream of vibrant diversity hasn't made the city a better place. The Economist recently released a Safest Cities Index, and London isn't even in the top ten.
    Murders like the one in Maida Vale are very rare. That's why it made front page headlines in the evening standard. Crime is not a big problem here when compared to other cities like Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool which have similar levels of crime, and NYC or Paris, which have more crime. The chance of you being killed in London is tiny. The chance of you being robbed in London is unlikely. Take normal safety precautions and most likely you will be safe. And it's worth noting that much of the violent crimes either happen between people who know each other or during drunken nights out. People vastly overstate how dangerous London is- its extremely safe, and the reason our crime rate seems to be higher is because police do an excellent job of recording crimes and some 'violent' crimes here aren't always considered violent in others.

    We've had terror attacks, yes, but if you look at how quickly the police respond and at how many plots get foiled, it's clear that Britain is well prepared to deal with the threat of terror, probably better than any other country in the world.

    And diversity is London's strength. London is Britain's only true global city. The reason London is a big player on the world stage is because we attract talent from around the world and, not only that, but we are open to accepting people from other countries and other cultures. If London was just full of British folk without foreign talent and foreign investment it would never be as successful as it is today. The vast majority of Londoners are very happy with our diversity, it seems to be the little englanders who don't even live in London that tend to have a problem with it.
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    (Original post by Ladbants)
    Murders like the one in Maida Vale are very rare. That's why it made front page headlines in the evening standard. Crime is not a big problem here when compared to other cities like Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool which have similar levels of crime, and NYC or Paris, which have more crime. The chance of you being killed in London is tiny. The chance of you being robbed in London is unlikely. Take normal safety precautions and most likely you will be safe. And it's worth noting that much of the violent crimes either happen between people who know each other or during drunken nights out. People vastly overstate how dangerous London is- its extremely safe, and the reason our crime rate seems to be higher is because police do an excellent job of recording crimes and some 'violent' crimes here aren't always considered violent in others.

    We've had terror attacks, yes, but if you look at how quickly the police respond and at how many plots get foiled, it's clear that Britain is well prepared to deal with the threat of terror, probably better than any other country in the world.

    And diversity is London's strength. London is Britain's only true global city. The reason London is a big player on the world stage is because we attract talent from around the world and, not only that, but we are open to accepting people from other countries and other cultures. If London was just full of British folk without foreign talent and foreign investment it would never be as successful as it is today. The vast majority of Londoners are very happy with our diversity, it seems to be the little englanders who don't even live in London that tend to have a problem with it.
    And there it is...the old "crime's up because there's better recording" line trotted out once again to explain any uptick in criminality. Keep downplaying the problems introduced by diversity - that's what people like you do. And by the way, I'm not a little Englander who doesn't live in London - I've lived in the city my entire life.
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    And there it is...the old "crime's up because there's better recording" line trotted out once again to explain any uptick in criminality. Keep downplaying the problems introduced by diversity - that's what people like you do. And by the way, I'm not a little Englander who doesn't live in London - I've lived in the city my entire life.
    Well you're an exception and honestly if you really hate diversity that much why don't you go somewhere like Dorset, London might not be the right place for you. Diversity is part of what makes London great
 
 
 
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