Some Londoners fear so much for their own safety they travel by cab to avoid being attacked in the street, according a north London resident.
Rosa Bramley spoke to ITV News about the reality of life in parts of London. At the weekend her friend Lewis Blackman became the third teenager to be stabbed to death in the capital in seven days.
She grew up on the same Peckwater Estate and says stabbings have become the norm.
Lewis Blackman was well known on the estate and, according to friends, a teenager with ambition.
Details haven't been confirmed but It's believed the 19-year-old had been at a party.
Rosa said parts of the capital have become so dangerous, some people are too scared to walk the streets.
She urged the government to witness the problems first hand and visit the estate.