Quote: Chappers @ 30th June 2021, 6:28 PM
Must've been scary.
It's bad in parts of London but not as bad as that.
Nah, I wasn't at all scared. I'm pretty sure that the guy was just clowning for his friends, but if he'd done anything stupid he wouldn't have gotten very far.
I feel safe here, but the police presence is noticeably reduced. Still lots of tourists down by the waterfront.
Seattle (King County) has had 17 homicides this year and it looks like London has had 59. London's population is 4x Seattle's, so I guess they're roughly equal. No data to back it up, but I'll assume that a majority of the deaths were related to gangs and drugs. I don't associate with either, so I feel safe in either city.