Kirsters Baish| In some shocking news, recorded attacks with machetes in the United Kingdom have skyrocketed by almost five times in just three years, the majority of these attacks taking place in London.
The massive number of crimes being committed with the bladed weapons boils down to an average of 15 attacks in a single day in the United Kingdom, or roughly an attack every 90 minutes. The Daily Mail requested information using freedom of information requests to find that police have encountered 928 crimes using machetes in the last two months of 2017.
The capitol city of London saw the majority of the attacks at 425 attacks. 99 attacks took place in Greater Manchester, 77 attacks took place in the West Midlands, and 29 attacks in Merseyside and West Yorkshire.
Just three years ago, machetes were used in roughly 100 crimes per month within the same time period. While violent crimes sprees are popping up all over the country, with accelerated crime rates in London, these blades which are intended to cut undergrowth of plants, seem to be the weapon that United Kingdom criminals choose. London is governed by extremely strict gun-control laws.
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In January, Office of National Statistics (ONS) figures showed that in the year to September 2017 the police recorded 37,443 offences involving a knife or sharp instrument.
This represents a sharp rise of 21 per cent increase on the previous year, and the highest number of blade attacks since records began seven years ago.
The rise in knife crime was larger in London, jumping by 38 per cent, and gang-related acid attacks are also on the rise.
Across the UK, violent crime overall surged by 20 per cent, robbery was up by 29 per cent, and sex offences surged by 23 per cent.
The ONS reported that the crime rate using sharp weapons or knives had started to fall since 2011, however, it began rising again within the last three years. London is currently being led by Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan, and the city has seen more than 50 murders this year already. This surpasses the amount that was recorded in New York City within the same time period for the first time in history.
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The Daily Mail UK reported:
Machete attacks are taking place every 90 minutes on our streets, figures reveal.
Criminals are increasingly picking the jungle blades as their weapons of choice to instill terror in victims and rival gang members.
Police forces are dealing with rising numbers of machete-wielding thugs carrying out murders, rapes, robberies and burglaries.
In February, 20-year-old Sadiq Aadam was hacked to death in Belsize Park, north London, by a gang carrying the blades. A teenager has since appeared in court charged with murdering two young men
It was just days before that David Pugh, a father of two, was seriously injured after four robbers attacked him with machetes. They broke into his home and began to beat his 17-year-old son. Then in March, another man was left for dead after a machete attack took place at a bar in Manchester.
The left can continue to claim that guns are the problem, but London has some of the strictest gun control-laws out there, and it doesn’t seem to be doing much for their crime rate.