Murders in London hit a new record...a record LOW

As a footnote to a sad story in the Evening Standard today:
The killing is the first suspected homicide in London since 15 January and ends one of the longest periods of time in the city without a murder.
Surprising (on the face of it) but very good news. A reminder that, consistently over long periods of time, society becomes safer and more civilised as it becomes richer and better educated. Progress is the default state in modern life; fear and decay is not.

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