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How many homicides will there be in London in 2019?

In 2018, London's homicide rate hit a ten year high, with 132 killings considered homicides. Overall, 57% of homicides in London were as a result of stabbings.

Regrettably, there have already been several homicides in London in 2019.

How many homicides will there be in London in 2019?

For this question, we are looking for deaths arising from incidents that took place within Greater London, United Kingdom on or after 00:00 January 1 2019 and before 00:00 January 1 2020. The deaths must actually occur before January 7 2020. These deaths must be considered homicides by the Metropolitan Police as of the time that the question resolves. Deaths from terrorist incidents are included. Deaths considered justifiable or lawful (i.e. non-criminal) homicides are included.

Resolution should cite figures either from the Metropolitan Police or Crown Prosecution Service, or credible media reports from the BBC, the Times, Guardian, Telegraph or similar.


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