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Murder and Manslaughter

Volume 455: debated on Friday 26 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many murder and manslaughter victims have been killed by assailants previously convicted of murder or manslaughter in the last 10 years. (115960)

[holding answer 16 January 2007]: Available data relate to offences recorded as homicide between 1994 and 2004-05. In that period a total of 24 persons in England and Wales are known to have been killed by persons who had been previously convicted of murder or manslaughter in England and Wales.