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1,500 acid attacks have been recorded in London since 2011

Posted by on Mar. 18, 2017 at 12:41 PM
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1,500 acid attacks have been recorded in London since 2011


Acid attacks in Britain's capital are soaring to new heights, new data reveals.

A Freedom of Information request submitted by the Mirror shows that between 2011 and 2016, London had nearly 1,500 cases of the devastating crime, which burns the skin and leaves victims cowering from their injuries.

In the long term, the scale of the injuries are so scarring that victims can often suffer serious psychological damage as a result of the attacks.

Last year alone, there were 431 such acid attacks – a rise of 170 cases from the year prior.

The figures match a general UK trend, in which the crime rate for such attacks has risen by 50% since 2005.

In the long term, the scale of the injuries are so scarring that victims can often suffer serious psychological damage as a result of the attacks.

Last year alone, there were 431 such acid attacks – a rise of 170 cases from the year prior.

The figures match a general UK trend, in which the crime rate for such attacks has risen by 50% since 2005.

"The numbers appear to be very high and suggest an increase, which is very concerning."

A former gang member described how acid attacks had become more acceptable and were not seen as a "big deal".

"People don't think of the consequences," he said. "It's easy to buy most of the ingredients legally…One of my cousins was done a few years ago. He was attacked on his shoulder and my uncle just dressed it for him at home.

"Acid is used as an extreme mark of dominance. It's letting the individual know I haven't killed you, but it's almost worse than that, it's a mark – on your face. It's a sinister legacy."

The difficulty and emotional trauma in reporting acid attacks can also mean that the figures are severely underinflated.

Newham, in east London, had the highest instances of acid attacks with 398 in the last six years.



Acid attacks in London boroughs

  1. Newham - 398
  2. Barking & Dagenham - 134
  3. Tower Hamlets - 84
  4. Havering - 81
  5. Redbridge - 64
  6. Hackney - 45
  7. Barnet - 44
  8. Croydon - 42
  9. Ealing - 40
  10. Hillingdon - 36
  11. Islington - 34
  12. Hounslow - 31
  13. Hammersmith & Fulham - 30
  14. Brent - 30
  15. Waltham Forest - 29
  16. Greenwich 28
  17. Harrow - 27
  18. Lewisham - 27
  19. Sutton - 27
  20. Richmond-upon-Thames - 25
  21. Enfield - 26
  22. Southwark - 24
  23. Westminster - 24
  24. Camden - 24
  25. Bromley - 19
  26. Merton - 19
  27. Haringey - 18
  28. Bexley - 17
  29. Wandsworth - 17
  30. Kingston upon Thames - 16
  31. Lambeth - 15
  32. Kensington & Chelsea - 15

Source: Trinity Mirror


http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/1500-acid-attacks-have-been-recorded-london-since-2011-1611139

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MrsHMS
by Silver Member on Mar. 18, 2017 at 12:47 PM
Sounds like the English are barbaric. It really isn't common in the USA.... yet.
VooDooB
by Emerald Member on Mar. 18, 2017 at 12:52 PM

I'm glad we're taking the steps now to prevent it.

Quoting MrsHMS: Sounds like the English are barbaric. It really isn't common in the USA.... yet.


MrsHMS
by Silver Member on Mar. 18, 2017 at 12:55 PM
Sort of like how gang rape was unheard of in Sweeden until 20 years ago. Now it's a huge problem and they are number one in the world. Glad my daughters aren't there.

Quoting VooDooB:

I'm glad we're taking the steps now to prevent it.

Quoting MrsHMS: Sounds like the English are barbaric. It really isn't common in the USA.... yet.

Clairwil
by Ruby Member on Mar. 18, 2017 at 8:00 PM
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Quoting MrsHMS: Sounds like the English are barbaric. It really isn't common in the USA.... yet.

You're over-generalising.

It is a youth gang in the Newham area of London, who're going around with sports drink bottles:

that are filled with a drain cleaning fluid.


In America, similar gangs probably carry guns or knives.   Is that less barbaric?

MrsHMS
by Silver Member on Mar. 18, 2017 at 8:45 PM
Who's surprised. Not me.


Demography. Newham has the youngest overall population and one of the lowest White British populations in the country according to the 2011 Census. The borough has the second highest percentage of Muslims in Britain, after the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, at 32%.

Quoting Clairwil:

Quoting MrsHMS: Sounds like the English are barbaric. It really isn't common in the USA.... yet.

You're over-generalising.

It is a youth gang in the Newham area of London, who're going around with sports drink bottles:

that are filled with a drain cleaning fluid.

In America, similar gangs probably carry guns or knives.   Is that less barbaric?

turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Mar. 18, 2017 at 8:52 PM

are people dying from the acid attacks?  If not....some would say it is more barbaric.

I mean you get to live ...but with and as what.  Im sure some of the victims would rather die.

But then Im sure some that got shot and died would have preferred to live with their bullet wound.

Americans that have so far answered ...are basically saying the old "neener neener...Im better than you"

To think they care or even look further into it reflects on them overall.

They are failing in the points section.  But until the orange turd is gone.

WORLD 10000000000000000 vs USA- -1   hahahhahahaha

Quoting Clairwil:


Quoting MrsHMS: Sounds like the English are barbaric. It really isn't common in the USA.... yet.

You're over-generalising.

It is a youth gang in the Newham area of London, who're going around with sports drink bottles:

that are filled with a drain cleaning fluid.


In America, similar gangs probably carry guns or knives.   Is that less barbaric?


ReadWriteLuv
by Khaleesi on Mar. 18, 2017 at 9:03 PM
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Might want to do your research before you spout off all racist-like. These are white men and women with Christian names that are being convicted of these crimes.

Quoting MrsHMS: Who's surprised. Not me.


Demography. Newham has the youngest overall population and one of the lowest White British populations in the country according to the 2011 Census. The borough has the second highest percentage of Muslims in Britain, after the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, at 32%.

Quoting Clairwil:

Quoting MrsHMS: Sounds like the English are barbaric. It really isn't common in the USA.... yet.

You're over-generalising.

It is a youth gang in the Newham area of London, who're going around with sports drink bottles:

that are filled with a drain cleaning fluid.

In America, similar gangs probably carry guns or knives.   Is that less barbaric?

UnoDuoTres
by Gold Member on Mar. 18, 2017 at 9:10 PM
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Well, racism does play a factor.

A large portion of victims are members of minorities.

Quoting ReadWriteLuv: Might want to do your research before you spout off all racist-like. These are white men and women with Christian names that are being convicted of these crimes.
Quoting MrsHMS: Who's surprised. Not me. Demography. Newham has the youngest overall population and one of the lowest White British populations in the country according to the 2011 Census. The borough has the second highest percentage of Muslims in Britain, after the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, at 32%.
Quoting Clairwil:


Quoting MrsHMS: Sounds like the English are barbaric. It really isn't common in the USA.... yet.

You're over-generalising.

It is a youth gang in the Newham area of London, who're going around with sports drink bottles:

that are filled with a drain cleaning fluid.


In America, similar gangs probably carry guns or knives.   Is that less barbaric?


broboxer
by Platinum Member on Mar. 19, 2017 at 9:17 AM
Horrible...
Debmomto2teens
by Platinum Member on Mar. 19, 2017 at 9:42 AM
Do you expect different from her? She has multiple times stated her prejudice and hate towards Muslims.

Quoting ReadWriteLuv: Might want to do your research before you spout off all racist-like. These are white men and women with Christian names that are being convicted of these crimes.

Quoting MrsHMS: Who's surprised. Not me.


Demography. Newham has the youngest overall population and one of the lowest White British populations in the country according to the 2011 Census. The borough has the second highest percentage of Muslims in Britain, after the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, at 32%.

Quoting Clairwil:

Quoting MrsHMS: Sounds like the English are barbaric. It really isn't common in the USA.... yet.

You're over-generalising.

It is a youth gang in the Newham area of London, who're going around with sports drink bottles:

that are filled with a drain cleaning fluid.

In America, similar gangs probably carry guns or knives.   Is that less barbaric?

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