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Crimes Of Violence

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 October 1950

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3.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the current trends in crimes of violence; and to what causes does he attribute changes in expected trends.

I assume that the hon. Member has in mind robbery, rape and such offences of violence against the person as murder, attempted murder, manslaughter, wounding and indictable assaults. From the table of figures below, it will be seen

INDICTABLF OFFENCES KNOWN TO THE POLICF
YearMurder, attempted murder, manslaughter, wounding and assaultRobberyRapeTotal
19463,4869212514,658
19473,9879792405,206
19484,7241,1012526,077
19494,8109902336,033
1950 (Estimaled figures for first six months)2,6205831883,391