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Murders

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many of the murders committed in Northern Ireland in each of the past 10 years have been attributed to (a) loyalist paramilitary organisations and (b) republican paramilitary organisations. [109376]

The table provides details of the number of murders committed by Loyalists and Republicans since 1992.

Number of murders as a result of the security situation
YearBy LoyalistBy Republican
1992–933833
1993–943827
1994–953222
1995–9639
1996–9767
1997–98229
Number of murders as a result of the security situation
YearBy LoyalistBy Republican
1998–991033
1999–200043
2000–01144
2001–02105
2002–03114
Total188156

Note:

2002–03 statistics are provisional and may subject to minor amendment. Finalised figures will not be available until the end of June 2003