The following data from the Metropolitan Police Service (MRS) gives the total number of victims of homicide which were identified as domestic violence related in all London boroughs from 2001-02 to 2005-06. I will write to the hon. Member with the data broken down by London borough when we receive it from MRS. MRS do not collect data at constituency level.
Number 2001-02 35 2002-03 24 2003-04 42 2004-05 34 2005-06 34
MRS have attributed the increase in domestic violence related homicides from 2003-04 to the change in the force’s definition of domestic violence to the Association of Chief Police Officer’s definition which now includes family members (over 18) as well as partners and ex-partners.