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Black Women In London Have A High Femicide Rate

Black women in London are said to be facing a "crisis", with higher rates of femicide in the capital than other ethnic groups, new figures reveal.

Femicide broadly refers to the killing of a woman or girl because of her gender, highlighting the issue of violence targeted specifically at females.

Figures obtained by the PA News agency from the Metropolitan Police show of the 

21 femicide victims recorded by the force in 2022, nine victims (43%) were black.

The figure rose the following year when eight of the 13 femicide victims (62%) were black, the data shows.

Met Police data also shows sharp instruments were the most common method for killing the victims, being used in 13 of the 25 femicides recorded in 2021, 16 of the 21 in 2022 and seven of the 13 in 2023.

Writer:@rayvensierraa--Source:BBC📸:Metropolitan Police, by ethnicity (PA Graphics/Press Association Images) --Follow More at #BlackGirlNews @itsblackgirlnews


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