Khan’s ‘false’ crime claims
SADIQ Khan has been ticked off by the statistics regulator for falsely claiming that knife crime had fallen.
A press release from the mayor of London said in July that ‘knife and gun crime, homicides and burglary have all fallen since 2016’ – when Mr Khan took charge of City Hall.
The release was issued minutes before a 40 per cent rise in knife crime was revealed by the Office for National Statistics.
Yesterday Ed Humpherson, at the Office for Statistics Regulation, said it was ‘incorrect’ to say that knife crime had declined during Mr Khan’s tenure. In fact, he said it had ‘ significantly increased’. He said his office was ‘engaging’ with City Hall ‘ to encourage’ officials to correct the statement which had ‘the potential to mislead the public’.
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