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Murders

Volume 405: debated on Monday 19 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many killings have taken place in Northern Ireland in each of the past five years, expressed (a) as a total and (b) as a percentage of the population. [109377]

The following table shows the number of murders, manslaughter and infanticide offences recorded by the police in Northern Ireland in the past five years. The 2002–03 figures are provisional and may be subject to revision. The percentage per population figures are based on NISRA revised mid-year population estimates.

Financial yearMurderManslaughterInfanticideTotalPercentage per population
1998–99714075.004
1999–2000295034.002
2000–01444048.0029
2001–02493052.003
2002–03423045.0027