Although gun laws in NY are tough, it’s still incomparably easier to get firepower in there than in London. UK laws are so hardcore that their Olympics shooting team has to practice in France.
There are also almost twice as many Negroes as a share of the population in NYC (25%) versus London (13%) – and the latter’s are higher quality (more of an achievement to migrate from Africa to Britain today than to be enslaved in the 18th century).
Yet even so, NYC of all places is now safer for human life than London.
Although homicides in most of Europe have been consistently much lower than in the US, they often vied for and even “beat” American cities in terms of petty crime.
This is thanks to things such as Three Strikes laws in the US, which might be a bit harsh on career criminals but are a boon for law-abiding citizens. This is why I have never criticized the US imprisonment rate. It’s a good thing. A resegregation in all but name that constrained the ultimate intensity of the crime wave following the post-1960s social dissolution.
Meanwhile, London mayor Sadiq Khan – he for whom terrorism is part and parcel of life in a global city – is cutting down on bobbies, at least those who are not involved in confiscating butter knives (yes, really) and tracking shitposters on Twitter.