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Murder Convictions (Statistics)

Volume 981: debated on Friday 21 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the total number of persons convicted for murder in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what were the comparable figures in each of the previous 25 years.

The number of persons found guilty of murder each year is published annually in the "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales"—Tables 9.11 and 5(a) of the volume for 1978, Cmnd. 7670. Information for 1979 is not yet available.