And the bad news for Londoners: this is only the beginning. I bet within a decade London will hit what 1980s NYC was. The UK is entering the period the USA was in the late 60s and 70s. Question is can they rebound? I doubt it. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/cri...er-spate-of-fatal-stabbings-and-a3803566.html NYC's crime rate in the 70s, 80s, and early 90s was out of this world. But it was through policies such as stop and frisk, broken window policies, increased police presence, and mass incarceration that helped NYC bring its crime down. A few years ago the mayor of NYC (De Blasio) flirted with taking away police presence, but the crime rose again so he stopped that.