Sixty Per Cent of Knife Muggers in the Capital Are Young Black Men

Martin Bentham, London Evening Standard, October 7, 2011

More than half of suspects charged in London over robbery and knife-point muggings last year were black, official figures revealed today.

The Met statistics show that 7,956 people were taken to court for robbery during the 12 months to the end of March of whom 55 per cent were black. Just under a third of suspects were white, while 11 per cent were Asian.

Three out of five of the 1,613 suspects charged with knife-point muggings were also black, compared with 27 per cent white and 10 per cent Asian.

The figures also show that Westminster had the highest number of robberies and Southwark had the most knife-point muggings. They will prompt renewed debate about the best ways of countering street crime and follow a pledge by new Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe to focus stop-and-search–which is used to target potential robbers–on known offenders.

Critics claim that searches are used disproportionately, with government figures showing that black people are 4.5 times more likely to be searched in London than white people.

The figures, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, also show that in some of the worst affected boroughs for muggings and knife-point robberies, the proportion of black people charged last year was significantly higher.

In Lambeth and Lewisham, for example, three-quarters of those taken to court for robbery were black, while in Southwark the proportion was 69 per cent, although in Westminster black suspects accounted for only 37 per cent of the 495 people charged.

Across the capital, 4,363 of the alleged robbers charged were black, compared with 2,166 “white north Europeans”, 360 “white south Europeans” and 860 Asians. The rest were Middle Eastern, Chinese, Japanese, south-east Asian or of “unknown” ethnicity.

Separate figures for people charged for “knife-enabled robberies”–in which a victim is either shown a blade or told that the offender is carrying one–show that 967 of the 1,613 alleged offenders last year were black. That represents 60 per cent.

[Editor’s Note: According to Britain’s Office for National Statistics, based on 2006 estimates, London is 69.4 percent white, 13.1 percent are South Asian, and 10.7 percent are black.]

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  • Anonymous

    It amazes me that politically correct Britain allows for the collection and publication of racial crime statistics.

    The orthodoxy of PC is usually to hide the truth, so as “not to give ammunition to the racists”.

  • Hirsch

    Well, the English whites are only reaping what they’ve sown. Remember how for centuries the British kept blacks on their plantations and made them pick their cotton? Wait a minute. That never happened. So what’s the alibi this time?

  • Question Diversity

    Critics claim that searches are used disproportionately, with government figures showing that black people are 4.5 times more likely to be searched in London than white people.

    AND:

    According to Britain’s Office for National Statistics, based on 2006 estimates, London is 69.4 percent white, 13.1 percent are South Asian, and 10.7 percent are black.

    AND:

    Three out of five of the 1,613 suspects charged with knife-point muggings were also black, compared with 27 per cent white and 10 per cent Asian.

    Accountant time.

    A Londoner is 6.4 times more likely to be white than black. A black in London is 4.5 times more likely to be police-frisked than a white. A black was 2.2 times more likely than a white to be charged with a knife point robbery.

    The math is ((60% divided by 10.7%) divided by (27% divided by 69.4%)).

    If my math and methodology are right, then if you stop a random black Londoner, you are 14.4 times more likely to find a “knife robber” than you are to stop an average white Londoner. This means that the cops are actually UNDER-frisking blacks, that 4.5 figure should be close to 14.4 if things were really fair.

  • Jack

    The British have further brought crime on themselves with the way they have banned their citizens from being able to freely and legally, own and carry guns for protection. The British have also further brought crime on themelves with the way it is illegal, even to use a baseball bat or your own hands to defend your home against an intruder.

    As if it were not bad enough that the British have imported blacks who commit a majority of crimes. And Muslims who want to kill, or convert by force, any Christian, Jew, Atheist, or any other kind of “infidel” who will not convert to Islam, and are determined to destroy the magnificent British culture that took centuries to build!

    With the many crimes in Great Britain committed by knives, is the British Parliment now going to pass legislation to ban the sale and possession of knives!?

    On the bright side, maybe every white British citizen who is a victim of assault by a black or a Muslim, is a potential recruit for the British National Party!

    I am sure that if an American filmmaker, like Oliver Stone or Steven Spielberg, made an accurate dramatic movie about how British gun control has failed, that American filmmaker would end up like Michael Savage or Martha Stewart: banned from ever entering the U.K.!

  • Ben

    @ 2

    That evils of slavery and historical discrimination carried over magically victimized these poor men.

  • SKIP

    ” 55 per cent were black. Just under a third of suspects were white, while 11 per cent were Asian”

    Which of course means that 66% are knife wielding muslims from POKISTAN!

  • Anonymous

    British liberal whites are the most delusional of any white group, and that includes liberal American whites. No amount of reason, evidence or rational arguments will convince them otherwise that diversity is anything other than a strength. They even defend Muslims, and really have entered into an alliance with Islamists and are pro-sharia law. Which to me, is surprising, considering the overwhelming evidence of the irreversible damage inflicted upon Britain by mass immigration and diversity. It really is a shame that one of the formerly greatest countries on earth, which at one point controlled the largest empire on the planet,and brought countless advances in science, technology, literature, and culture etc has decided to commit suicide in such a short period of time.

  • Jeddermann.

    Maybe an English reader can enlighten us? Is is illegal for the English police to stop and frisk suspects?

  • Anonymous

    4 — Jack wrote at 9:33 PM on October 7:

    The British have further brought crime on themselves with the way they have banned their citizens from being able to freely and legally, own and carry guns for protection.

    Although that’s true, the difficulty of getting a hold of a gun in Britain is the only reason that all this black knife-crime isn’t black gun-crime instead. If it were, rather than stabbing injuries, these (mostly white) crime victims would instead be shooting fatalities. These “pirates from the Caribbean” are only using blades because they can’t find anything that goes bang.

    And I say this as someone who is pro-2nd Amendment and pro-NRA.

  • Anonymous

    #9-“Although that’s true, the difficulty of getting a hold of a gun in Britain is the only reason that all this black knife-crime isn’t black gun-crime instead. If it were, rather than stabbing injuries, these (mostly white) crime victims would instead be shooting fatalities. These “pirates from the Caribbean” are only using blades because they can’t find anything that goes bang. ”

    As an Indian, I agree. South India, with a population of about 500 million, sees practically no violent crime (even in big cities) because of the lack of guns.

    In fact, the culture is so much against guns that even criminals look down upon using them because they are considered taboo even among their own circles, as some kind of honor code.

    The only gun related violence in India happens in a few well defined pockets. The rest of India is fairly immune to it.

    One of the good things about this third world country.

  • Sardonicus

    “More than half of suspects charged in London over robbery and knife-point muggings last year were black, official figures revealed today.”

    So this is the “enrichment” that “phony” Blair was talking about in his “Cool Britannia’ campaign. Enoch Powell you are vindicated! Rest in truth prophet without honor in your own land.

  • David Ashton

    On immigration and race, “the British” as a native electorate have been effectively disenfranchised on these particular issues matters for years past, but so have “the Americans” to a large degree. I hope briefly to outline this long story in a book on “The Murder of England”.

    A relevant item from the hitherto largely silent British media appeared in The Times, The Guardian and the Daily Mail on October 7. On March 25, 2010 (LAST year) a 15 year-old boy was chased in London’s Victoria Station by a masked or hooded mob of up to 20 “youths”, cornered, pushed down stairs, and killed by “stabbing or cutting him with knives, beating him, kicking and punching him, and at the end of it moving almost as one, they left him lying,” according to the prosecution. “They were heavily armed with a range of knives, including a whole set of kitchen knives purchased for that purpose that very afternoon by two students”. A Miss Osoteku is accused of involvement at the scene and of social networking for armed attack. Eighteen youths have faced or will face charges. The pretext was reportedly a previous scuffle between school pupils.

    Our “diversity” is thus “enriched” with more “vibrancy” than ever.

  • Anonymous

    The great, great advantage of the endless gun regulations is that black criminals are always in violation of a gun regulation when they commit crimes.

    They may not use a gun in the crime, but there is always an illegal gun in the car or home.

    Felons cannot own guns. Black criminals always have prior felony records. Even blacks legally entitled to own guns seldom buy then legally. They buy or acquire them from friends and contacts.

    That means they can be arrested and charged with several weapons violations. Their defense attorneys urge them to plead to the lesser gun charge. They do and go off to prison.

    For instance discharging a gun within city limits is a law common in many cities. The sentence can range from probation to a long prison term. An idiot who shoots at rabbits and gophers eating up his garden gets probation.

    A criminal charged with attempted murder, assault and battery with severe injury, armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon and possession of an unregistered gun can plead to the gun charge, have the other charges dismissed and go off to prison for 20 years.

    Whites can deal with the myriad gun regulations. Fill more forms, wait another week, do this do that. Blacks can’t and won’t deal with the gun regulations any more than they can deal with parking and traffic regulations.

    So they go to prison on the gun laws without the expense of a trial and the chance that a liberal jury will let them off.

    The more blacks are in prison the safer Whites are. Those complicated gun laws put and keep blacks in prison.

  • Seymour

    After making war on fellow Whites for 400 years, maybe the “Brits” have lost their racial savvy?

  • Question Diversity

    13:

    You’re definitely correct. These “gun crimes” are often used as swords of Damocles to wave above the heads of hoods to get them to snitch on other hoods. And, like you said, they’re the “victimless” crime to which black and Hispanic thugs usually plead down to in exchange for dropping the more serious crimes with victims, the prosecution gets relief by not having to engage in the risky judicial politics of victim testimony.

    Earlier this summer, a Maryland state judge declared Baltimore city’s “gun criminal registry” law unconstitutional, because the city didn’t make it clear in the ordinance how one must register and how often. The judge who made this ruling speculated, and I agree, that this vagueness was deliberate, because the Baltimore P.D. could constantly “move the goalposts” on “failing to register as a gun offender” as a silent means to extract snitching from the “stop snitching” crowd, a movement which began in Baltimore, incidentally. However, we can’t have vague laws, so I presume the city aldermen clarified the law since then. Even with a clear, non-vague law, the gun registry law will still be a valuable sword of Damocles, or a useful “plead down” fallback law for the state’s attorneys.

    This is why if I were a state Governor of a state with a lot of blacks and/or Hispanics, I would veto a “Constitutional Carry” bill if it came to my desk. North Dakota? Vermont? Fine. (Until diversity comes to town, anyway). But what convinced me of that opinion was watching “The First 48” a few months ago about a murder mystery in the “Pork and Beans” housing projects in Miami – A carrying concealed without a permit rap on the brother of the man who turned out to be the doer was the key into cracking the case, the Miami PD held the gun charge over his head until he snitched. If Florida had “Constitutional Carry,” they would not have had this gun thing to string him along and pry his mouth open, as the show admitted that he (amazingly, for a young black man in Miami) had no felony record (yet).

  • Anonymous

    so gun regulations give some short term benefits in dealing with black crime in return for leading to long term destruction of freedom and even basic self-preservation capacity for white people? It shouldn’t be surprising to see liberals jump on this to kill two birds with one stone. But what sane Conservative white can support such a devil’s bargain?

  • Anonymous

    British liberal whites are the most delusional of any white group,

    Yes, the even surpass self hating germans.. it has to be seen to be believed.

    There is a book ‘karma cola’ by Gita Meta about the hippie/guru fad in india, and the british ‘guilt tripper’ is a stable – going everywhere apologizing for their past even to people who miss the Raj. but the saddest story was the granddaughter of last viceroy who let herself get beat and raped and lived like bum.

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps these Native White Britons should join Fencing Clubs, and learn the art of the Sword.

  • Jason Robertson

    Re #14.

    The “Brits” have not lost “racial savvy” any more or less than “the” Americans, “the” Germans, “the” Russians.

    Enoch Powell’s call to stop immigration and fund repatriaton had over 80% opinion poll support.

    Those who ran a world-wide Empire had plenty of “racial savvy”.

    The problem has been a leftist march through our institutions, worse than but comparable to what has happened in other white western “democracies”.

    A bit less Brit-bashing and much more White solidarity would be welcome.

  • (AWG) Average White Guy

    And, of course, White racism is to blame.

  • Seek

    ONLY 60% of knife-wielding London muggers are black? I would have thought the minimum figure is 80%, and perhaps closer to 95%. Yet another wake-up call to England that while the hour is late, it is not yet over. Enoch Powell was right!

  • white is right, black is whack

    That’s what the white britons get for giving up their firearms!

  • ATBOTL

    You would never see an article like this in an American newspaper.

  • on the lam from the Thought Police

    Because knife mugging requires brutality rather than intelligence, it is as characteristic of blacks everywhere in the world as dark skin and kinky hair. No one is afraid of blacks using post Einsteinian mathematics and computer technology in order to defraud the stock market.

  • pawcatch

    “That’s what the white britons get for giving up their firearms!”

    You’re implying that the U.K. ever had a high firearm ownership rate?That’s just false!The urban areas of Britain have never had wide spread gun ownership even when they were un regulated.

    In 1997 when handguns were banned only about 1 in 500 homes had a handgun in them.

    Also,in the countryside game shooting was reserved for landowners and those employed by them.

    Don’t get me wrong,I’m against all firearm regulation and I’m a member of several firearm rights orgs and C.O.R.E.,but I hate revisionist history.

  • BerekHalfhand

    @Jedderman

    “Maybe an English reader can enlighten us? Is is illegal for the English police to stop and frisk suspects?”

    No, it’s not illegal. Police in the UK do have the power to stop and search. There are caveats about reasonable suspicion etc but the power is there.

    BTW as someone who spent years in London the 60% figure for blacks in knifepoint robberies seems ludicrously low. The low black figure for Westminster borough would probably be acounted for by the high number of Gypsies, Arabs and other undesirable transients in that unlovely place.

  • Anonymous

    Yet the importation of the criminal class continues. America, are you paying attention?