Prison » Firearm Discharged up to Every Six Hours in Gun-Free London

August 29, 2018

A think tank has called for an increase in police ‘stop and search’ in London to tackle the crime epidemic after it revealed that a gun is shot in the capital up to every six hours — despite the UK having some of the strictest personal firearms ownership laws in the world.

The report, It Can Be Stopped, published by the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) on Monday, examined the average number of days between a gun being fired across London and found that the “figures equate to a reported gun discharge almost every day (every 27 hours)”.

“However, we have heard evidence as part of our work to suggest that a significant volume of gun discharges and gun crimes go unreported.”

Considering underreporting, the think tank estimated that, in fact, “London’s gun crime figures would mean a gun discharge in London every 6 to 9 hours”.

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This article was posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 6:34 am

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