The New York Times was ridiculed by sarcastic British social media users after asking Londoners to share their experiences with small criminality & # 39; to describe.
The newspaper – which recently claimed that all Londoners lived on a diet of cooked mutton and porridge until the 2000s – received thousands of responses to a tweet that launched the project.
In an article related to the tweet, written by the London correspondent Ceylan Yeginsu, the journalist claimed that a decade of austerity left the police in the capital & # 39; unable to prosecute most of the suspects involved in small property crimes & # 39 ;.
Ms. Yeginsu asked people for their stories about the failure of the police for so-called small crimes & # 39; to tell again, and said that she had been the victim of a burglary during her stay in London.
The New York Times – which recently claimed that all Londoners lived on cooked button and porridge until well into the 2000s – received a series of spot reactions after asking the Londoners for their stories about petty crime
• Only 4 percent of all home burglaries in London were resolved between April 2017 and April 2018, according to Yeginsu's appeal.
& # 39; While the number of suspects for all crimes has been halved over five years to 9 percent.
& # 39; I am a London reporter for The Times who has dealt with crime in Britain for the past two years. Two months ago my apartment was broken in and I had my own experience with it.
& # 39; If you live in London and have had problems with police response to petty crime, I'd love to hear what your experience was. & # 39;
Unfortunately for Yeginsu, her tweet, who promoted the campaign on the New York Times Twitter page, quickly declined when the British netizens released a tsunami of sarcasm.
A woman told the story of a Darjeeling tea, despite ordering an Earl Gray.
And there were plenty of strong stories, such as a man who claimed to have been caught by a Fagin-like old man and his gang of orphans.
New York against London: what has the highest crime rates?
Earlier this year, the murder rate of London first captured the city from New York.
February marked the first month in history that London had more murders than the American city with a total of 15 murders. Of the 15 deaths, nine were 30 or younger.
According to a Sunday Times report, the murder statistics in New York City have dropped by 87 percent since the 1990s.
Donald Trump has previously claimed that knife crime in London is out of control and the capital is & # 39; as a war zone & # 39;
Meanwhile, the number of Londons has grown by almost 40 percent in just three years, with the exception of deaths due to terrorist attacks.
But in July it was reported that in every other month of 2018 more murders were committed in New York than in London, despite having a smaller population.
With a population of about 10.6 million, London is significantly larger than the Big Apple, which has about 8.6 million inhabitants.
Between January and June there were 80 murders in London, reports the BBC. But in the same six months, New York had almost twice as many murder cases – 141 so far.
The statistics of February prompted Donald Trump to enter the debate during a speech to the National Rifle Association in May, claiming that there is blood on the floors & # 39; from a hospital in London, although he could not indicate which one.
He added: "They say it is just as bad as a military war hospital. Knives, knives, knives, knives. & # 39;
Although New York had almost twice the number of murders than London last year, the gap between experts is steadily declining.
But perhaps the worst offense of all perpetrated by a Londoner was told by someone else at @olibradley, who wrote: "I asked someone how they were … and they told me that too. & # 39;
The fact that @ Peta-Moxon remarked the continuing meaning of queues for Britons, tweet: & # 39; When I was working in London, someone pushed in line for me. & # 39;
Someone held the door open for me when I was about three meters away and then I had to run and pretend I was grateful. I was sweaty and frantic, & # 39; wrote @ Harriet1 Marchars.
& # 39; I said & # 39; after you & # 39; against a woman who entered a cafe and instead of & # 39; no no please, my good lady I insist, after you say, she ordered exactly what I was going to order for lunch, and got the last one, & # 39; wrote Twitter user @ericabuist.
I almost tutted but I am not an animal, & # 39; she said. And @jimxant pointed out that the wild animals in London are not exempt from criminal activities.
& # 39; I once saw a pigeon knot like a mayonnaise sachet from an old couple on a bench in the park, "he reported.
The unspoken laws of using the London metro were also high in the reactions.
& # 39; Someone has ever made one eye contact with me on the tube. The perpetrator is still at liberty despite a massive police operation, @ralasdair wrote.
& # 39; Once on the Northern Line in Clapham, a small group of people spontaneously sang a Christmas song – the council and the police failed to hand out ASBOs to perpetrators & # 39 ;, replied a shock @ Samanutt.
And @chazpLDN tweette: & # 39; A charlatan did not have his oyster card ready this morning before he came to the front of the underground row. Audible tutting followed. & # 39;
Then there was a suspicious number of crimes & # 39; that reflected fictional events.
& # 39; A woman with a flying umbrella and her grubby friend accosted me and tried to put me on a floor & # 39 ;, wrote @juliamcfarlane.
The cost of living in the British capital came back as something that had to be made illegally.
& # 39; My landlord asks us to rent £ 2,000 a month and a lady from the town has just told me that my bedroom is too small to be legally occupied, & # 39; tweeted @indiablock.
And @ GarethAOwen1 simply wrote: £ 6 for a pint. Robbery in broad daylight! & # 39;
Meanwhile, @eapbee said: "The Rivoli Bar in the Ritz has charged me £ 90 for a Negroni. Incredible scenes. & # 39;
Neither the New York Times nor the journalist who initiated the appeal responded to the overwhelming number of case studies they received.