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Homicides, London

Volume 201: debated on Monday 13 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the number of homicides recorded by the police in the Metropolitan police district in each of the last 10 years; and how many of these were subsequently recorded as murder.

The number of offences initially recorded as homicide by the Metropolitan police, and the number of these subsequently found to be murder is shown in the following table for each year from 1982 to 1990:

Homicide offences in the Metropolitan police district
Initially recorded homicide offences
YearTotal numberSubsequently recorded as murder
198219647
198314839
198416436
198519140
198620750
198719443
198816033
198916546
199018237
The equivalent figures for the year 1991 are not available.