London has become a more dangerous city than New York. The crime rate in the UK has increased by 13% according to the new report. The capital gets a lot of the blame for this due to the violence.
London and New York are similar in population, they both have around eight million inhabitants. However, you are almost six times more likely to be burgled in London than in New York. You are also one and a half times more likely to be a victim of a robbery. London also has an almost three times the number of reported rapes. But the murder rate is still higher in New York, but London is closing up.
New York and London have different approaches for decreasing the criminality in the cities. Where New York has a focus on no tolerance for low, London has a different approach. The NYPD is often to be seen on the streets to prevent thieves from stealing on the streets. A person is less likely to commit a crime if the police are nearby and uninformed.