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Tackling crime in the capital

It is the Mayor’s first priority to make London safe and in the build up to the last Mayoral election in 2008, I was horrified by the incidents of knife and gun crime in our capital. Beyond that there was an atmosphere of intimidation and fear of young people. Anti-social behaviour and robberies blighted the lives of thousands, while the previous Mayor flippantly suggested that the media was hyping up crime up by claiming “If it bleeds it leads.”

Crime is very real and affects everyone. That is why my administration has brought new leadership to the Metropolitan Police attempts to tackle this problem head-on:


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