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Homicide: Greater London

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many recorded murders there were in each London borough in each of the last 10 years; and what percentage of those recorded murders led to a conviction in each year, broken down by borough. (133512)

The statistics are not available in the form requested. The recorded crime statistics relate to homicide offences and convictions data relates to offenders. In addition, recorded crime data are published on a financial year basis and conviction data are published on a calendar year basis. For these reasons, the two data sources are therefore not directly comparable.

Figures for the number of offences recorded and the number of convictions are in the following tables. Recorded crime data at borough level are only available from 2000-01.

Table 1: Recorded offences of homicide by London borough—2000-01 to 2005-06

Borough

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Barking and Dagenham

4

2

3

4

8

4

Barnet

8

4

5

2

5

4

Bexley

3

2

2

0

2

3

Brent

6

12

6

10

18

10

Bromley

7

3

4

2

3

2

Camden

7

10

16

1

8

22

City of Westminster

8

8

9

6

5

8

Croydon

3

7

6

12

10

10

Ealing

8

9

9

6

8

8

Enfield

2

6

6

6

12

6

Greenwich

4

5

4

12

8

5

Hackney

14

14

6

20

9

7

Hammersmith and Fulham

6

10

6

4

4

2

Haringey

9

7

17

12

10

5

Harrow

3

3

0

3

0

2

Havering

5

3

1

6

0

2

Hillingdon

2

2

5

6

2

3

Hounslow

5

6

2

7

6

5

Islington

11

9

3

5

7

2

Kensington and Chelsea

4

3

3

1

9

4

Kingston upon Thames

1

3

0

1

2

2

Lambeth

13

17

15

12

10

7

Lewisham

6

7

5

9

5

9

Merton

3

2

3

2

0

3

Newham

11

7

14

15

10

13

Redbridge

5

3

5

8

4

6

Richmond upon Thames

2

0

2

3

3

2

Southwark

15

11

11

13

9

7

Sutton

3

2

3

1

1

0

Tower Hamlets

4

9

11

11

8

0

Waltham Forest

4

5

7

9

5

7

Wandsworth

3

11

6

2

4

5

Total

189

202

195

211

195

175

Number of defendants found guilty at all courts of homicide, broken down by London court area, 1996 to 20051,2,3

London court Area

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

City of London

Guildhall Justice Rooms

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Inner London Courts

Bow Street

2

1

4

3

5

8

3

3

3

5

4

Camberwell Green/Tower Bridge

8

14

5

10

7

10

12

15

13

16

16

Greenwich and Woolwich

2

4

10

14

5

7

3

9

8

6

11

Highbury Corner

15

16

14

22

13

7

13

8

7

9

6

Horseferry Road

2

3

3

3

2

4

1

6

2

6

9

Marylebone

4

3

4

1

3

5

South Western

2

2

1

8

6

3

4

4

4

Thames

2

1

1

5

11

12

7

7

15

13

West London

2

2

6

4

4

4

2

6

8

2

10

Inner London Juvenile Courts

1

6

1

Total - Inner London

38

51

50

59

52

62

49

58

52

59

73

Outer London Boroughs

Barking and Dagenham

6

1

6

3

4

1

1

Barnet

1

1

3

4

1

2

6

7

3

4

Bexley

1

1

1

2

1

4

Brent

6

4

4

4

1

15

7

6

7

11

8

Bromley

2

2

1

3

1

4

1

2

Croydon

3

1

1

1

1

2

8

4

9

6

Ealing

3

3

3

4

2

8

5

3

4

5

6

Enfield

3

4

1

5

4

3

7

4

9

9

Haringey

5

3

3

4

3

2

11

5

7

7

4

Harrow

1

2

1

2

1

2

Havering

1

2

1

2

3

4

Hillingdon

3

2

5

2

1

1

1

2

8

2

Hounslow

2

3

7

6

7

1

1

3

1

7

Kingston-upon-Thames

4

1

2

1

4

4

1

Merton

4

2

2

1

1

2

6

1

4

1

Newham

2

3

2

5

6

4

4

8

3

11

12

Redbridge

2

1

-

1

2

-

1

-

3

3

9

Richmond upon Thames

1

2

3

1

1

1

1

Sutton

1

1

1

2

3

Waltham Forest

3

3

1

5

1

7

3

4

4

3

Total - Outer London

45

26

33

52

41

52

63

62

58

91

77

Total

83

77

83

111

93

114

112

120

110

151

150

1 These data are on the principal offence basis.

2 Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.

3 The data covers: murder, manslaughter and infanticide—provided to be consistent with recorded crime data provided for this PQ.

Source:

Office for Criminal Justice Reform – Ref IOS 210-07.