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Murder

Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 4 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish the figures for the number of murders committed in Scotland in each of the years since the abolition of the death penalty and for each of the preceding five years.

Following is the information requested:

YearNo. of Murders (1)
196016
196114
196227
196316
196427
1965(2)32
196630
196741
196841
196931
197029
197145
197247
197343
(1)Made known to the police in the light of judicial determination as at 31st December each year.
(2)Year of complete abolition of death penalty for murder.
The number for 1974 is not yet available.