Knives retrieved during an “Operation Sceptre” week of action by the Metropolitan Police, at an undisclosed location in London in July 2017. In 2018, the British capital recorded 131 murders, its highest in a decade, more than half of them from stabbings. In the 12 months to June 2018, there were a record 5,570 knife attacks. Photo: AFP/Metropolitan Police Knives retrieved during an “Operation Sceptre” week of action by the Metropolitan Police, at an undisclosed location in London in July 2017. In 2018, the British capital recorded 131 murders, its highest in a decade, more than half of them from stabbings. In the 12 months to June 2018, there were a record 5,570 knife attacks. Photo: AFP/Metropolitan Police
Knives retrieved during an “Operation Sceptre” week of action by the Metropolitan Police, at an undisclosed location in London in July 2017. In 2018, the British capital recorded 131 murders, its highest in a decade, more than half of them from stabbings. In the 12 months to June 2018, there were a record 5,570 knife attacks. Photo: AFP/Metropolitan Police

Letters | Safe Hong Kong a far cry from the UK and its violent streets

  • Law and order prevails in Hong Kong and citizens are safe to walk the streets. In the UK, gun crime, stabbings and robbery are a fact of life

Topic |   Crime
Knives retrieved during an “Operation Sceptre” week of action by the Metropolitan Police, at an undisclosed location in London in July 2017. In 2018, the British capital recorded 131 murders, its highest in a decade, more than half of them from stabbings. In the 12 months to June 2018, there were a record 5,570 knife attacks. Photo: AFP/Metropolitan Police Knives retrieved during an “Operation Sceptre” week of action by the Metropolitan Police, at an undisclosed location in London in July 2017. In 2018, the British capital recorded 131 murders, its highest in a decade, more than half of them from stabbings. In the 12 months to June 2018, there were a record 5,570 knife attacks. Photo: AFP/Metropolitan Police
Knives retrieved during an “Operation Sceptre” week of action by the Metropolitan Police, at an undisclosed location in London in July 2017. In 2018, the British capital recorded 131 murders, its highest in a decade, more than half of them from stabbings. In the 12 months to June 2018, there were a record 5,570 knife attacks. Photo: AFP/Metropolitan Police
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