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Racially Motivated Attacks

Volume 447: debated on Monday 5 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many racially motivated murders took place in (a) England and Wales and (b) London in each of the last 24 months for which figures are available. (71181)

The available information relates to 2002-03 and 2003-04. Data extracted from the homicide index are given in the following table:

Homicides1 with a known racial motivation, recorded by police in England and Wales in 2002-03 and 2003-042

Month

England and Wales

Metropolitan Police

2002-03

April

May

June

July

August

1

1

September

October

November

1

1

December

2

1

January

February

2

2

March

1

2003-04

April

2

May

June

3

2

July

August

September

1

October

November

December

1

1

January

February

1

March

1 Includes murder, manslaughter and infanticide. 2 As at 22 October 2004. Homicide offences are shown according to the year in which the police initially recorded the offence as homicide. This is not necessarily the year in which the incident took place or the year in which any court decision was made.