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Murder

Volume 889: debated on Monday 24 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many murders in each of the last four years for which figures are available were committed by persons related to or known to the victim.

Comparable figures showing the relationship of victims to principal suspects in respect of offences decided by a court to be murder in England and Wales are available only for 1971 to 1973. The following is the information:

OFFENCES DECIDED BY COURT TO BE MURDER
(ENGLAND AND WALES)
Victim/suspect relationship197119721973
Son or daughter853
Parent211
Spouse or cohabitant131018
Other relative334
Lover, etc.835
Acquaintance171719
Other associate674
Total offences decided by court to be murder in which principal suspect was related to or known to, the victim574654