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Volume 15: debated on Monday 14 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many homicides were recorded (a) for 1980 and (b) in 1981 up to 1 June; and how these figures compare with those for the preceding 10 years.

The numbers of offences recorded as homicide in 1980, the latest year available, and in the preceding 10 years are published in table 4.1 of "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales 1980" (Cmnd. 8376). Information for 1981 is not yet available.