A quarter of last year’s fatal stabbing victims across England and Wales were black, the biggest proportion since the racial profile of fatal stabbing victims were first collected in 1997.
And the number of fatal stabbings is at its highest level since records began more than seventy years ago in 1946, just before mass coloured immigration into the UK began. The highest number previously was in 2008, when 268 people were killed with knives
There were 285 people killed by knives or sharp objects in England and Wales in the year up to March 2018. That number was up from 212 in the previous twelve months and is expected to rise even further following another wave of stabbings, particularly in London.
Nearly 40% of deaths occurred in London, which also has the highest black population in the UK. The Muslim mayor of London, Sadiq Khan (pictured above) has blamed white middle class drug use for the rise of stabbings with mainly black and mixed race gangs fighting for control of the trade in London and beyond. Other commentators have highlighted the lack of black male role models in the average black family and poor educational performance in schools.
According to the 2011 census (probably an underestimate even then, due to the unwillingness of ethnic minorities to complete the census forms accurately) just over one million blacks live in London, with 1.85 million of the total UK black population of 1.9 million living in England alone. They make up just over 13% of the population in London, compared to 3.5% of England’s population and 3% of the UK’s population as a whole.
After London, the largest concentration of blacks is in Birmingham (9%), then Manchester (8.6%), Nottingham (7.3%), Wolverhampton (7%) and Bristol (6%).
The London Labour MP and shadow home secretary, Diane Abbott, said police, welfare, school and mental health budget cuts were to blame. She accused the Tory government of trying to “keep people safe on the cheap”. Last year, she opposed the use of ‘stop and search’ by police in the fight against knife crime in London. Barely two months into 2019, underlining her stupidity even more, black knife crime in London continues to make the news illustrating the abject failure of the much-vaunted Windrush mass immigration experiment.