Ethnic Britons became a minority for the first time in 2010 because of a sharp increase in the number of foreign born people living in London. They now account for 37 per cent of the capital’s population, compared with only a quarter a decade earlier, according to the country’s national statistics.
The city has the highest proportion of Muslims, Hindus, Jews and Buddhists, with the largest number of such residents coming from India.
There are fewer ethnic Britons despite an overall increase in the capital’s population of nearly one million inhabitants over a decade. Thus the numbers of black, Asian and mixed race Londoners born in the UK have been rising significantly.
Black Londoners, of whom there were 1.1 million in 2010, represent at least 13 percent of the city’s population. They include Africans as well as immigrants from the Caribbean.
According to the New Observer, official police statistics have revealed that there are at least 754 violent attacks in London every day, and that crime overall is increasing at the alarming rate of over ten percent every six months.
125 190 thefts reported ( January to June 2018 105 596);
108 084 assaults and violent attacks (January to June 2018 102 829);
61 497 vehicle offenses (January to June 2018 54 056);
40 409 burglaries (January to June 2018 39 442);
28 067 arson and criminal damage incidents (January to June 2018 28 430);
9 998 sexual offenses (January to June 2018 10 109);
In total, the number of crimes for the period January to June 2019 was 448 309, compared to 407 354 in the first six months of June 2018, which is a ten percent increase.
These figures show some 688 thefts per day; 594 assaults and violent attacks per day; 388 vehicle offenses per day; 222 burglaries per day; 154 arson and criminal damage cases per day; and 55 sexual offenses per day.
In addition, the number of murders committed in the same six-month period totals 67, with a significant proportion of those killed being black and mixed-race. Gang wars in African communities have laid waste to vast stretches of suburban London.
Not only black knife crime in London has spiked, but also other nonwhite crimes are on the increase as well. In 2017 for example there were 465 acid attacks recorded by the Metropolitan Police, compared with just 77 in 2012.
So-called moped crime, where mainly black and mixed-race gangs loot shops and escape on mopeds, has also spiked, rising from just over 9 000 offences in 2016 to almost 24 000 in 2017.
In 2018/19 the number of knife crime offences recorded in London reached almost 15 000, an increase of more than five thousand compared with 2015/16. This rise reversed the trend of decreasing knife crime offences recorded between 2011/12 and 2014/15, which saw a reduction of knife crime offences.
The mounting death toll has become increasingly politicised with crisis meetings between the Home Secretary and police chiefs, and warnings of a “national emergency”.
Young criminals hoping to rise up the foodchain are exhibiting extreme brutality, says Nick Davison, assistant chief constable of Norfolk Constabulary. He outlined the concept of “ultra-violence” where African recruits maintain status by executing acts of increasingly outrageous savagery.
There is also increasing evidence linking school exclusion rates to gang recruitment. Excluded pupils are 200 times more likely to receive a knife-carrying offence.