The Mayor of London, England, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. has a new message for those who carry knives; don't!

Since the beginning of 2018, there has been an increase in violent crimes and many of them are knife related.

According to a story in The USA Today:

...the rising homicide rate in London is directly attributable to a rise in knife-related crimes, with stabbings claiming at least 31 lives to date in 2018. By contrast, New York — which has a population roughly the same size as London — has seen a steady decline in violent crime.

In a letter to citizens via Twitter, the Mayor wrote:

The police in London have also released a video that shows some of the knives that have been seized or used in some of the crimes.

Source: The Mayor of London on Twitter and The USA Today

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