6/02/2008

London: "one in three of trauma patients has been knifed"

This is London has this story:

Knife violence in London is now running as high as gun warfare in some US cities, it is claimed today.

One of Britain's leading trauma surgeons has told how one in three of his trauma patients is now a stabbing victim.

Karim Brohi, a consultant surgeon at the Royal London Hospital, said the proportion of injuries from knives and guns was now on a level with - if not greater than - cities such as Los Angeles or Chicago.

He described how, on occasions, the wards in his hospital resembled "a war zone" with some patients being treated for their second or third knife wound. . . .

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regardless, the UK has a 3 times lower murder rate compared to the U.S.

Here are the numbers:

http://www.crimestatistics.org.uk/output/Page40.asp

http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_mur_percap-crime-murders-per-capita

6/02/2008 7:24 PM  
Blogger John Lott said...

Sorry, anonymous, but the UK murder rate was even lower before they had gun control regulations.

6/06/2008 6:48 PM  
Blogger Cadno said...

Yes - That may well be true, but there two are not linked in the way that you are suggesting - that the change in legislation has lead to more gun related murders.

6/10/2008 4:53 PM  

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