WS More or Less: Why London’s Murder Rate is Being Compared to New York’s
Finding out if London is now more deadly than New York; plus South Africa’s missing children statistics
London’s murder rate is on the rise – and for the first time ever it has just overtaken New York’s, according to a number of media outlets. But is it true? And is it appropriate for journalists to compare between the two cities? South Africa’s missing children statistics A viral Facebook post has suggested that one child is kidnapped every thirty seconds in South Africa. We examine the evidence which shows that a child is reported missing every nine hours to the police, and this includes more than just kidnappings.
(Photo: Police officers inspect the scene of a knife attack in London. Credit: Jack Taylor/Getty Images)