End of year stats reveal big leap in London gun and knife crime

Met Police say they are concerned with a sharp rise in gun and knife crime offences following the publishing of its 2016/17 end of year crime stats.

Figures released also reveal a rise in robberies and thefts in the capital, with overall crime rates also on the up.

Westminster received the most crime reports in the city, topping the 50,000 mark, with every west London borough registering a year-on-year increase.

Both Brent and Ealing approached 30,000 offences, which is more than double the crime count in Harrow, which had less than 14,000.