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Killings

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many killings have taken place in (a) England and (b) Wales in each of the past five years expressed as (i) a total and (ii) a percentage of their respective populations. [109375]

The numbers of homicides currently recorded in England and in Wales for each year from 1997–98 to 2001–02 are given in the following table.

Population (mid year estimates for previous yearCurrently recorded homicidesHomicides as a percentage of population
England
1997–9849,089,0855790.0012
1998–9949,284,2426230.0013
1999–200049,494,5826500.0013
2000–0149,752,8647430.0015
2001–0249,997,0897980.0016
Wales
1997–982,921,075320.0011
1998–992,926,933290.0010
1999–20002,933,324320.0011
2000–012,937,027400.0014
2001–022,946,195340.0012