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Murders

Volume 416: debated on Thursday 29 November 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will set out in tabular form the number of murders known by the police to have been committed, the numbers of murderers convicted and the number of murderers executed, in each year between 1924 and 1944.

Number of Murders.Total.Number of Trial.Sentenced to death.Executed.
Year.Murders known to police.(2)Murders of infants under one year (included in Col.(2))‡ Cleared up during yearNot. Tried.Acquitted.Guilty but InsaneConvicted
Murders shown in Col. (2).Murders shown in Col.(2) of previous year.No ProsecutionInsane on Arraignment.
(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)(9)(10)(11)(12)(13)
192214545603913353421
192315051581141012212111
192415045423111414149
19251603581281624313019
1926154405751018242416
IO2714343506613252516
192813637601121212232313
192913128501781915157
19301223540781114145
1931138275718131718189
1932125316419102915159
19331413053151018191910
193414132617111924249
1935120195261115202010
193614531671282027279
I93711426981441451114137
I938116191001541271223228
19391572114336411141128259
1940123811159121114222111
19411461113364101218242315
194229037185272213917312518
191317434151575121024292715
I9441663514774810611212113

*Figures for crimes cleared up during the year are not available before 1937.

†1944 figures are provisional only.
‡For the purpose of this column murders "cleared up" refers to cases where a person has been charged with the offence or when the suspect has died, or

where more than one murder has been committed by the same person.