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Murder mile

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Murder Mile is a nickname sometimes given to roads known for high crime rates[1] or military conflict.[2]


Now a popular shopping destination, Ledra Street in Nicosia was called "Murder Mile" in the late 1950s when it was still under British rule, as the EOKA guerilla organisation targeted civilians and servicemen in their fight for union with Greece.

United Kingdom[edit]


In London, in the borough of Hackney, a mile-long road stretching from Upper Clapton to Lower Clapton was referred to as Britain's Murder Mile[1] due to the high number of murders committed in the area. It also featured in the 2004 film Bullet Boy.

Northern Ireland[edit]

The streets of south Armagh and Belfast in Northern Ireland were notoriously violent during The Troubles.


Main Road in Mualla, a district of Aden, became known as the Murder Mile during the British occupation in the 1960s.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Eight men shot dead in two years. Welcome to Britain's Murder Mile". The Independent. 6 January 2002. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  2. ^ Blanche, Ed (1985-01-06). "Irish Police Face Peril of 'Murder Mile'". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  3. ^ "Aden Emergency PSYOP 1963–1967". Psywar.Org. Retrieved 22 March 2019.

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