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Deaths And Injuries (Statistics)

Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he will publish in the Official Report] a table to give for each year since 1 January 1969, the number of deaths of (a) Royal Ulster Constabulary, (b)

Deaths*196919701971197219731974197519761977
RUC12111410121138
RUC (R)3334106
Army431035828141415
UDR5268761514
Civilians122311532117116621624569
Total1325174467250216247297112
Injuries*
RUC711191315465257211199236144
RUC (R)203424646739
Army54620381542525453151242172
UDR9362330162215
Civilians2431,8383,8131,8121,6802,0442,1621,027
Total7651,0562,5434,8762,6512,3982,4742,7291,397
Deaths*1978197919801981198219831984║1985Total
RUC4931389112143
RUC (R)6568492877
Army143881021592382
UDR710913710102149
Civilians50515057574436211,704
TOTAL8111376101977764452,455
Injuries*
RUC258129166276771122132684,228
RUC (R)4436285622305468586
Army12713253112806664173,791
UDR821242818222211305
Civilians54855753087832828051335918,614
TOTAL9858758011,35052551086672327,524

Notes:

* The Ulster Special Constabulary was stood down on 30 April 1970. No members were killed in 1969 or in the first quarter of 1970, and records of injuries during this period were not maintained.

One death occurred in the Republic of Ireland.

From 1 July 1970 only.

║Up to 30 September 1985.

It is believed that Republican terrorist organisations have been responsible for 1,466 deaths and Loyalist terrorist organisations for 662 deaths. These figures include terrorists killed by their own actions. 265 deaths occurred as a result of actions by the security forces. Records of religious affiliations are not maintained.

Statistics relating to the security situation in Northern Ireland are updated on a regular basis and are presented to the House at six monthly intervals, normally in the form of a written reply. Relevant information is also given in the Chief Constable's annual reports, copies of which are placed in the Library.

Ulster Special Constabulary, (c) Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve, (d) Regular Army, (e) Ulster Defence Regiment and (f) civilians, and the number of injuries suffered by the same categories as a result of the civil unrest in Northern Ireland, and, so far as possible, indicate who was responsible for such deaths and the religion of the deceased by category; and if he will update such information at regular intervals.

The number of deaths and injuries between 1 January 1969 and 30 September 1985 due to civil unrest in Northern Ireland, and the categories into which they fall are as follows: