London has the 10 most violent local authorities in Britain despite sharp falls in crime over the past decade, a new international study claimed today.
Yeah, in true Orwellian style it's called The UK Peace Index, and it's worth pointing out at this juncture that it's not the actual local authorities that are violent - it's not about marauding councillors - but the boroughs. So, where are the most violent neighbourhoods in the Peace Index?
Lewisham is the most violent place to live in the country, and gets a special mention for its "staggering" levels of public disorder. Lambeth, Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets are the next five most punchy.
The data was suppled by the Home Office and covers a decade. The report comes courtesy of the Institute for Economics and Peace (its other publications include the Global Terrorism Index, no kidding).
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