|Oliver Twist scene|
Isabella and I were talking recently about the differences in London crime fighting in the times of our respective books. One of the things I’ve found so interesting about the mid-1830s is the evolution of London’s police.
The Metropolitan Police came into existence in 1829, in an unfriendly environment. In 1830, when the first policeman was killed trying to break up a drunken fight, the coroner’s verdict was justifiable homicide. The history of the force
|Crime statistics 1838|
|Crime statistics 1834-39|
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