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Murder Statistics

Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the number of convictions for murder of persons under the age of 15 years in each year since 1979.

The numbers of offences of homicide of those aged under 16 years is published for the last 11 years in table 4.6 of "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales, 1984" (Cmnd. 9621). For victims aged under 15, the number of such offences is related to the number of convictions for murder in the table below which gives figures from 1982; provision of corresponding details for earlier years would involve disproportionate cost.