伦敦谋杀案的数量:用事实核实数据 分享到:
London murders: Fact-checking the statistics 2018-04-0857615

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We’ve been hearing that more people are being murdered in London than New York, but is this really true?
我们听说现在伦敦的谋杀案数量已经超过纽约,但是这是真的吗?
A recent increase in knife crime meant February and March were the first ever monthsthat London had more suspected murders than New York.
最近刀具犯罪案的增加意味着二月和三月,伦敦的疑似谋杀案数量首次超过纽约。
Taking February the Met Police opened investigations into 15 deaths, compared to 11 in New York.
以二月为例,伦敦警察厅开启了15起死亡案的调查,而相比纽约同期只有11起死亡案件。
But it’s important to point out that London remains substantially safer overall.
但是有一点很重要的是,总体来说,伦敦仍然要比纽约安全得多。
Last year there were twice as many murders in New York than London.
去年,纽约发生的谋杀案是伦敦的两倍。
And also none of these figures include terror attacks.
这些数据都不包含恐怖主义袭击。
Now these suspected murders aren’t concentrated in one area you can see there’s a fairly even spread across London.
伦敦现在这些疑似谋杀案并不是集中在一个区域,你可以看到它是比较平均地分布在整个伦敦。
The red dots show those who were stabbed to death and the blue those who were shot.
红点显示的是被捅死的人数,蓝点显示的被枪杀的人数。
Now let’s talk about the ages of those killed.
现在我们再来说说被害者的年龄。
We’re hearing so much about the rise of youth gang violence, and it’s undeniably a big issue for the capital,but if we leave the teenagers killed on the map and remove all others
我们已经听了太多的年轻人团伙暴力案在增加,不可否认,这是首都存在的一个大问题,但是如果我们只保留地图上被杀害的青少年人数,把其余被害人数都去掉,
you’ll see that teenagers make up less than a quarter of the total.
你可以看到青少年被害人数只占所有人数的不到四分之一。
Another key point is of the 50 killed many are thought to be domestic violence.
另外一个重要的事实是,在50个被害人中,很多人被认为是死于家庭暴力。
But the majority of violent crimes are almost, normal everyday people who do things that are very badand that’s what we’ve to get our head around.
大多数暴力犯罪案,几乎都是普通正常人做的非常坏的事,这是我们需要明白的。
And I think it’s hard for us as a society to get our heads around this normality of it.
但是作为社会整体,我想我们很难理解这种社会常态。
It’s not some young black kid with his trousers down by his backside, you know, with a gun or a knife.
这不是一些年轻黑人孩子把裤子甩在背后,你懂的,带着枪或者刀。
You know, that’s responsible for a majority of violent crimes in London or the country at large.
总体来说,普通人才是伦敦或者英国大部分暴力犯罪案的原因。

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What kind of murders was there in London mainly?
A  unknown
B  youth gang violence
C  domestic violence
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